Watch: Fire on Ferry Between Ischia and Procida. Coast Guard Takes Action to Save Passengers

On Dec 5, 2017, around 5 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the “Driade” between Ischia and Procida, leaving the ship disabled and adrift with smoke emerging in dense columns. The ferry had left the port of Calata di Massa di Napoli at 3.45 p.m., bound for Casamicciola.

The 12 passengers were taken off by the Coast Guard. The passengers, equipped with all the security devices, lowered first with a rope, were transported to the port of Ischia aboard the “CP 807” and two of them treated by the medical department of the Hospital Anna Rizzoli Lacco Ameno after the arrival in Naples at 5.30 p.m.

The fire was brought under control by the crew. The ship was guarded by the Coast Guard until the tug “MN Agata” of Medmar arrived. At 7.40 p.m. the ferry got the permittion to enter the port of Naples, arriving there around midnight.

 

Source: Vessel Tracker.com