Ship fire in Igoumenitsa: In Corfu the passengers-See videos and photos


According to the latest information, 278 passengers of the Euroferry Olympia car ferry, which caught fire in the early hours of the morning in the northeastern part of the island of Ereikousa, have disembarked on adjacent ships and boats, while performing their route from Greece.

One of the passengers of the ship who presented with respiratory problems was transported to the hospital of Corfu.

Watch the shocking video with the ship engulfed in flames:

The ship “Elyros”, the frigate Hydra firefighting boats and other adjacent ships are rushing to the sea area where the incident took place.

“All passengers will be transported to Corfu by ships rushing from the island to the point,” SKAI told 100.3. governor of the Ionian Islands 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.

According to the governor, the passenger who arrived in Corfu is said to have been slightly injured.

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. Undersecretary of Shipping Costas Katsafados.

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

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

Until now, the reasons that engulfed the flames of the cargo ship Euroferry Olympia, which sails under the Italian flag, and was operating the route Igoumenitsa-Brindisi, have not been known.

According to his information epirus-tv the fire broke out on the 3rd deck in the area of ​​the open garage near Ereikousa 10-15 miles north of Corfu.

According to the governor, “the ship was carrying foreign nationals, mainly Italians, while so far no children are said to be among them”.

According to the master, 288 passengers, 25 cars and 153 trucks were aboard the ship, on which the fire is raging.

The official count is expected by the officers of the port corps, when all the rescued passengers of the ship are expected to be transferred to Corfu.

At this time in the port of the Corfu Port Authority a large company has been set up to receive the passengers, as a team of doctors, a team of EODY for coronavirus control and a team of Civil Protection of the Ionian Islands Region is waiting for them in order to take care of the first needs and in Corfu.

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