A passenger believed to be missing after a fire broke out on an Italian ferry off the Greek island of Corfu is alive and well, evacuated, the Coast Guard said today, quoted by AFP and Reuters.
The man was found in the back of the ship after coming into contact with rescuers, Greek authorities said.
According to AFP, he is 21 years old and said he is from Belarus.
A fire broke out this morning on a ferry carrying 288 people on board, sailing from Greece to Italy, the Greek Coast Guard said, world news agencies and Greek media reported.
The ship "Euroferi Olympia" sailed from the Greek port of Igoumenitsa to the Italian city of Brindisi. The fire broke out off the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea.
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