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Poros: Two passengers injured when fire breaks out on touristic boat

Two passengers were slightly injured, when a fire broke out on chartered touristic boat anchored at the old port of the island of Poros on Friday afternoon.

The passengers of ALAIA, a 71-year-old Greek and a 21-year-old foreign national have been transferred to the hospital of Argos for treatment of their burn injuries. Their lives are not in danger, local media report.

A total of 13 passengers were on board and were all quickly evacuated from the boat, and are in good health.

Fire brigades and members of the port authorities rushed to the boat.

The fire broke out in the engine room, said a press release by the Poros Port Authority..

No marine pollution was observed.

The Port Authority of Poros is investigating the incident, and has prohibited the touristic boat from sailing until safety navigation documents are issued by the relevant authorities.

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