Grimaldi’s ferry fire, Sardinia VIDEO

Fire erupted on cargo deck of ferry CRUISE BONARIA on her arrival at Olbia, Sardinia, from Livorno, in the evening Jun 18. Refrigerator truck is though to go on fire due to a shortcut. Thick black smoke billowed from cargo deck area to upper decks and high in the air. The ship continued her approach, firefighting and CG emergency teams boarded ferry and took part in firefighting, together with crew. Fire was extinguished, ferry with some 150 passengers was safely berthed at around 1830 UTC Jun 18. No injures reported. As of morning Jun 19, CRUISE BONARIA remained berthed at Olbia, no news on damages, probably none.
Passenger ro-ro ship CRUISE BONARIA, IMO 9220330, GT 36825, built 2001, flag Italy, operator Grimaldi.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.