Spanish emergency services were evacuating the crew of Italian-flagged vehicle transport ship “Grande Europa”, which caught fire 25 miles south of the main city of Palma on the island of Mallorca on Wednesday.
Fourteen crew have been taken off the ship while the rest remained onboard helping to combat the fire. Two helicopters and three boats were taking part in the rescue effort. It was not yet clear what had caused the fire, the services said.
Incendio en la embarcación mercante "Grande Europa" con 25 tripulantes a 25 millas al sur de Palma. @salvamentogob está actuando con 2 helicópteros y 3 embarcaciones. De momento, evacuados 14 tripulantes. El resto permanecen en el barco dando apoyo en las tareas de extinción.
— Emergències 112 Illes Balears (@112IllesBalears) May 15, 2019