Yacht on fire between Paxos and Antipaxos
Photo credits: Dimitris Alifierakis
PAXOS. All those on board left by themselves using the boat΄s dinghy.
Fire broke out this morning on a yacht sailing in the channel between Paxos and Antipaxos. The fire, which broke out at 08:40, is growing and the mast has collapsed.
According to eye witnesses, all those on board left by themselves and headed for the nearest vessel, using the boat's dinghy. Up to now (09:15) no coastguard vessels have reached the yacht.
Update - 09:32
A firefighting vessel is on its way from Igoumenitsa. According to Corfu Fire Department, those on board were Italians and all seven are safe and well.