Fire on ferry vessel with 200 passengers onboard

By Accidents

Tourist ferry vessel Sabret caught fire on its way from Istanbul to Prince islands in Marmara sea at around 5 pm. local time, yesterday (April 2nd, 2013) with some 100 people onboard.
Tug ship and some six rescue vessels were dispatched to the scene. All people onboard the ferry vessel were evacuated on board of another ferry Caddebostan. Some of the ferry passengers that inhaled smoke were transported to hospital. Fire was extinguished by 6:30 pm. by the efforts of Fire Department after the ferry was pulled near Bostanci pier.