Ferry on fire – level 3

13-05-2015 07:00

This footage uploaded to social media shows a ferry burning on its journey between Mallorca and Valencia on Tuesday. The ferry carrying 156 people was captured ablaze by a transport worker who filmed the boat from another ferry close by. Dark smoke can be seen pouring from the windows and flames can be seen in the centre of the boat.

Emergency services have rescued all 156 people on board. The evacuation took place about an hour after the ferry left Mallorca. Operator Acciona says in a statement on Tuesday that the cause of the fire was yet to be established.

Although the captain did not initially want to evacuate the ferry, passengers and crew eventually left the burning vessel in life boats.

Difficult words: footage (a video), capture (a film), ablaze (on fire), pour (to get out), establish (to set), initially (in the beginning), crew (people who work on a ship), vessel (a ship).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com


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