Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for November
M T W T F S S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Deadly Bid To Enter Europe Above Whirling Ship Propeller

This amazing video shows how a Moroccan man risked his life balancing on a narrow metal platform above the spinning blades of a ferry boat in a bid to get to a new life in the West. Omar Iziel, 20, had put on a wetsuit and managed to clamber above the propellers before the ferry set off from the city of Tangier in Morocco for the 20 mile trip to Spain. Two hours later after clinging on despite the cold and the rise and fall of the ship in the high seas, the ferry arrived at the town of Tarifa near Cadiz in Spain. But as the ferry reversed in order to dock, border guards spotted the stowaway and were waiting to arrest him when he swam ashore. Police confirmed that the Moroccan man did not have an entry visa and he was arrested and jailed, pending being deported back to Morocco. Spanish police spokesman Martial Portillo Alfaro, 43, said: "It was incredibly dangerous and if he had slipped it would have meant certain death. Yet it is an increasingly common way for people to try and enter the country, in fact this was the 31st person caught trying this trick so far this year." Police released the video of the failed attempt to warn people that they knew about the stunt, and that the vessels are being checked each time as the start to come into port. Alfaro added: "The disadvantage of this way of travel apart from being deadly is that they can't jump and swim to shore until the vessel stops otherwise they risk being sucked into the propellers. That makes it relatively easy to catch them once the vessel has docked."

austriantimes.com


Latest News

 

How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.

Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.

Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.

Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.

Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.

Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.

Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.

Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.

Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers