Yesterday, the Moby Zaza, a "roro" (roll on / roll off) ferry operated by Italian ferry company Moby Lines, caught fire at the passenger terminal in Nice, France.
A bystander sent us a short video of the fire while it was happening.
Today, the Maritime Herald published a short article, stating that the fire erupted into the engine room after a short circuit of the diesel generator leading to thick smoke billowing from the vessel’s funnel.
According to the article, the fire caused panic among the passengers. The vessel arrived at the terminal after a voyage Bastia, Corsica and fire erupted when all the people were still on board. Some of the passengers reportedly jumped overboard in panic at the terminal.
The article further says that one crew member was injured, (and later treated at a local hospital), before the crew members could extinguish the fire. None of the passengers were injured.
The incident was reported to the port authorities and the official investigation for the cause is under way.