Sunday, May 29, 2022

BREAKING: Fire breaks out on Greece-Italy ferry… 288 people on board

Source: Gulf News

Athens: Hundreds of people were rescued from a ferry that caught fire between Greece and Italy in the early hours of Friday, the Greek coastguard said.

A video uploaded on Greek news website Proto Thema showed the 183-meter (600 foot) ferry engulfed in flames and huge plumes of smoke. “May Day” was blasting from speakers.

The coastguard said 239 passengers and 51 crew members were on board the Italian-flagged Euroferry Olympia and most of them had boarded rescue vessels transferring them to the port of the island of Corfu, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or severe injuries. One person with breathing problems had been taken to the hospital, according to the Athens News Agency. Keep reading ยป