The sea vessel “Euroferry Olympia”, on which a fire broke out during a voyage from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi, was towed to the port of the island of Astakos.
Another body is found by rescuers in the late afternoon on a burned-out ferry, resulting in death toll rises to five. Two more bodies were found in the morning, one in a garage on platform two and one on platform three, where the fire is believed to have started.
The operation continues, and the goal of the rescuers is to open the catapult (μηχανισμός καταπέλτη) of the ship. According to the information, most of the trucks were located in the garage on the 2nd platform, the publication reports. protothema.gr.
The passenger ferry caught fire early last Friday morning, February 18, in the sea area northeast of Erikus. According to official information from the Ministry of Shipping, there were 290 people on board the ship (239 passengers and 51 crew members), including 21 Greeks (14 passengers and 7 crew members), as well as 25 private cars and 153 trucks, the newspaper writes. “Russian Athens”.