Posted on November 13, 2017 by Darren Wilson
Fire erupted in one of the cars on cargo deck of ferry TARIQ IBN ZIYAD at night Nov 11 when vessel, with some 500 people on board, was under way from Marseille to Algeria in Balearic sea north of Mallorca. Fire spread on cargo deck and probably, went to other decks. According to official statements, crew managed to contain fire. Ferry turned to Mallorca and arrived at Alcudia port early in the morning Nov 12. Passengers were evacuated, some 26 were treated for smoke inhalation, no reports on casualties and burns.
At 1300 UTC Nov 12 ferry was at Alcudia.
Passenger ro-ro ship TARIQ IBN ZIYAD, IMO 9109768, dwt 21659, built 1995, flag Algeria, operator Algeria Ferries.