The vessel (owned by GNV-Grandi Navi Veloci) will probably have to undergo drydock repairs. A total of 35 fire trucks and 105 firefighters responded to the emergency. The fire was extinguished ~4 hours later. No injures have been reported. The extent of damages is yet unknown.
GNV Fantastic ferry is a Ro-Ro passenger vessel operated by the Italy-based company GRANDI NAVI VELOCI. The ship has a max passenger capacity 2033 and cargo capacity 760 cars (or 130 trailers/trucks). The 1996-built vessel currently operates on the Morocco-Spain-Italy ferry route Tangier-Barcelona-Genoa (crossing time 50 hours), as well as on the France-Morocco route Sete-(Barcelona)-Tangier (crossing time 40 hours).