Italian ferry with 466 onboard catches fire

Athens, Dec 28 (IANS) A ferry with 466 on board caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy Sunday.

According to coast guard officials, the Norman Atlantic was sailing from the port of Patras in western Greece to Ancona in Italy with 411 passengers and 55 crew members on board, Xinhua reported.
The fire broke out in the hold of the ferry, which was carrying 222 vehicles, the officials added.
Authorities have launched a probe to determine what caused the blaze.