Greece: Ferry ordered evacuated after fire

By on December 28, 2014


Norman Atlantic ferry (stock image: directferries.co.uk)
Norman Atlantic ferry (stock image: directferries.co.uk)

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities in Greece have ordered the evacuation of a ferry bound for Italy with 466 people on board after a fire broke out in the car deck.

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said nearby ships had been instructed to take passengers and crew members from the ferry Norman Atlantic Sunday, west of the island of Corfu. There have been no reports of injuries.

The ship was traveling from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy.