Ferry on Fire off Corfu, Greece: Hundreds Evacuated on Lifeboats

The Italian ferry 'Euroferry Olympia' of Grimaldi Lines sailed late on Thursday from Igoumenitsa in Greece towards Brindisi in Italy.

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A ferry carrying 237 passengers and more than 50 crew members is on fire off Corfu, Greece. Passengers have already evacuated the vessel in lifeboats.

The Italian ferry “Euroferry Olympia” of Grimaldi Lines sailed late on Thursday from Igoumenitsa in Greece towards Brindisi in Italy.

A video showed the ferry engulfed in flames and huge plumes of smoke.

“May Day” was blasting from speakers. The fire has reportedly started from the garage of the ferry, possibly from a truck.

The captain of the vessel gave the evacuation order at 4.30 in the morning.

 

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