Ferry GIUSEPPE SA fire, Sardinia
Fire erupted on a cargo deck of ferry GIUSEPPE SA at around 0500 LT May 14, when vessel was some 50 nm off Olbia, Sardinia, with 113 passengers and vehicles on board. One of the trucks burst into flames or suffered an explosion, details not clear. Crew managed to suppress fire by own means, sealing the deck and preventing fire spread. Vesse reached Olbia, port of destination, under own power. All passengers safely disembarked, no injures reported. Ambulance, tugs and shore firefighting engines were on a standby to render assistance, if need be.