Fire in engine room of Italian ferry, Adriatic sea
Fire erupted in engine room of Italian ferry AF Francisca at around 0100 LT May 13, shortly after vessel left Bari, Italy, Adriatic sea, bound for Durres, Albania. Vessel was towed back to Bari by tugs, nobody among 260 passengers and crew on board was injured. Fire was taken under control by crew, but vessel was disabled. Passengers remained on board until morning, reportedly another ferry is to be employed to take them to Durres.