According to International news, on 29th June, 82 British tourists rescued after their wooden boat caught fire near the Greek island of Rhodes.
s explained, the boat was around 300 m from Stegna Beach in Archangelos when this incident occurred.
One of the tourists named Shaun Williams, aged 55, from Cornwall, stated they were around 30 minutes into the trip when they saw smoke coming from the boat.
We were on the top deck, and the crew started shouting, but we could not understand. We then saw the smoke. The crew tried to fight the fire, but the boat was made of wood, and the fire grew quickly.
..said Mr Williams.
After seeing the fire, he understood the situation was terrible and encouraged his family and fellow passengers to jump into the water immediately.
As informed, the passengers were soon reduced from the waters by boats sent by local authorities, after which they were sent to their hotel.