Fire erupts on cruiseferry GNV Fantastic in Marseille, France

   June 29, 2020 ,   Accidents

A fire erupted onboard the cruiseferry GNV Fantastic at Port Marseille Fos, France, early Sunday morning, June 28. The accident commenced in a compartment at the waterline level, with a lot of smoke.

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

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).