Additionally, Salvamento Maritimo, the team that helped extinguish the fire, stated via twitter that the 15 crew members that were onboard the vessel were promptly evacuated by helicopter.

Some stayed onboard to assist the fire fighting efforts. For the time being, the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The vessel was voyaging from the Italian Port of Salerno to Valencia, Spain, at the time of the fire outbreak.

The incident is the second fire related concerning Grimaldi Lines vessels.

The ro-ro Grande America caught fire on March 10 which resulted to its sinking.