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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #93059

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1985
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(Studio) Demands of terrorists holding hijacked Italian cruise chip Achille Lauro in Mediterranean and unconfirmed reports that some American passengers have been killed noted; captain 's radio message to nearby ships thought possibly indicating rumors of captives' deaths are false. [Voice of ship captain Gerardo de ROSA - describes situation; claims everyone's in good health; remarks transcribed on screen.] Ship's current location indicated on map, discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Achille Lauro's odyssey since hijacking reviewed. [Voice of hijacker "OMAR" - warns against approaching ship; remarks transcribed on screen.] Authorities said believing hijackers are mbrs. of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and were familiar with Achille Lauro; details given.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Americans confirmed onboard ship said include Mildred Hodes, Sylvia Sherman, Viola and Seymour Meskin, Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, Sophie Chasser, Anna Schneider.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Families' effort to cope with relatives' captivity or uncertainty over their whereabouts examined; Susan Strauss' search for Alfred Strauss cited as example [Lisa KLINGHOFFER, Steven HODES, Chasser's daughter Phyllis YELLIN, Carol HODES - discuss their reactions.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(Studio) Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item update at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn

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