An engine of a car/passenger ferry caught fire as the ship was sailing east of Kythnos island, in the Cyclades island complex.
An engine of a car/passenger ferry caught fire as the ship was sailing east of Kythnos island, in the Cyclades island complex, on Friday morning, with 512 passengers on board, who were all safe and well.
One of the ferry's four main engines caught fire as the high speed vessel was sailing east of Kythnos, but was quickly extinguished by the crew in the engine room, and the ferry, at a reduced speed with its three other engines working, sailed safely to port in nearby Serifos island where it will undergo inspection.
The ferry, the "Highspeed 5", which started carrying out the route just on Thursday, set sail at 7:30 a.m. on Friday from Piraeus for the Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorini islands route.
The "Highspeed 4" was immediately dispatched from Piraeus to Serifos to pick up the 512 passengers and take them to their destinations.