Italian ferry fire, Marseilles

Fire erupted on board of passenger ro-ro ferry FANTASTIC at Marseilles, France, at around 0030 LT Jun 28, in compartment or compartments at waterline level, with a lot of smoke. The ship is understood to undergo repairs, probably drydocked. 35 engines and 105 firefighters responded to fire, which was extinguished by 0500 LT. No injures reported, extent of damages yet unknown.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship FANTASTIC, IMO 9100267, GT 35222, built 1996, flag Italy, operator GRANDI NAVI VELOCI SPA.



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