On July 28, a boat caught fire in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Greece, with five people onboard. According to local sources, the Serbian-flagged vessel was on fire while sailing, so the captain decided to head towards the coast to put the fire out.
Following the incident, the Greek Coast Guard reported that the five people onboard were slightly injured. A patrol vehicle of the Greek CG arrived at the area of the incident, with officers of the Port District of Marmaras, where they found that the above boat was located on the beach and was flooding, while the occupants had already left the boat by jumping into the sea.
The injured ones were transmitted with an EKAB ambulance at the Ayios Nikolaos Halkidikis Health Center for first aid.
Amongst the five passengers, three of them, a 37-year-old, a 7-year- one 4-year-old, were taken to the General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Papageorgiou”, because they needed further hospitalization, where they still remain.
In the meantime, the fire was extinguished by the Fire Brigade of NM Marmara, whereas the vessel was removed from the beach and put in a safe place.
The factors that cause the fire remain unknown and are to be investigated. A preliminary investigation is being carried out by the Port of Marmaras Port Authority of the Ierissos Port Authority.
Meanwhile, there were no reports on marine pollution, the Greek Coast Guard reported.