Feb 10 2013
Five people have been killed and three were injured after a lifeboat fell into the sea off a cruise ship that was tied up at the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands.
Citing the islands' Emergency and Security Coordination Centre, a Spanish government statement said rescue personnel were called to the dockside after "a lifeboat with occupants had fallen overboard from a cruise ship docked at the pier of Santa Cruz port in La Palma".
The nationality or sex of those who died was not known, the statement said, adding that the injured were all men. Two were aged 30 and another, a Greek national, was 32.
National broadcaster RTVE said the cruise ship was British-registered.