Six killed, 3 missing after ship hits tower in Italian port

Worst maritime disaster in Italy since Costa Concordia.
* 50 metre-high control tower collapses into water.
* Investigation focusing on ship’s engine, steering mechanism

GENOA, May 8 – Six people were killed and three are missing after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the northern Italian port of Genoa, rescuers said on Wednesday. The tower, which was more than 50 metres (160 feet) high and looked much like the ones common at airports, collapsed into the water late on Tuesday after being struck by the prow of the vessel, the Jolly Nero. 13 people were in the tower when it was struck. Divers from the fire department joined the search for bodies.

Six killed, 3 missing after ship hits tower in Italian port