Ship fire off Igoumenitsa: Passengers transported to Corfu (map)

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It seems that all the passengers are in good health after the fire that broke out in the Euroferry Olympia passenger, under the Italian flag. They have all boarded three Greek port ships and an Italian one, and are being transported to Corfu. The count continues. The frigate Hydra and three helicopters are rushing to the sea area where the ship is located, while firefighting boats from Patras and Igoumenitsa are approaching.

It is on standby the Hospital of Corfu if a passenger of the ship or a crew member needs to be transported.

The ship is located in the sea area northeast of the island of Ereikousa, during the route. It is located 40 miles from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi with 237 passengers and 51 crew members. The passengers left the ship in lifeboats.

At this time, according to information, the passengers are being counted.

“All passengers will be transported to Corfu by ships rushing from the island to the spot,” the Ionian Islands governor told SKAI 100.3 Rodi Kratsa. The ship is located outside Ereikousa. Two boats of the port are already there, and two ships have left Igoumenitsa to transport the passengers.

All the passengers are in good health and are in the lifeboats of the ship, while the process has begun to be omitted from them, he said, speaking to SKAI and the show TODAY the Undersecretary of Shipping Costas Katsafados.

“The ship has been burning for two hours and more,” the mayor of North Corfu, George Machimaris, told SKAI. “Everyone has been rescued, passengers and crew,” he said.

Witnesses spoke to SKAI about thick smoke on the ship that is visible from Corfu.

An update of the port is expected.

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