A fire has broken out on a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy with 288 people on board, according to the Greek coast guard.

The Italian-flagged Euroferry Olympia was headed to the port of Brindisi from the Greek city of Igoumenitsa when the fire broke out on Friday morning near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea.
A video showed the ferry engulfed in flames and huge plumes of smoke. “May Day” was blasting from speakers.
The fire has reportedly started from the garage of the ferry, possibly from a truck. The captain of the vessel gave the evacuation order at 4.30 in the morning.

Deputy Minister of Shipping Kostas Katasafados told Skai TV that all passengers and crew members have been rescued and are in good health.

Corfu is preparing to receive the passengers, said the governor of the Ionian Islands Rodi Kratsa. She confirmed that according to her own information, everyone is in good health.
One person was slightly injured and was transferred to a Corfu hospital, Kratsa said and added that the person was injured during the transfer from the burning ship to a lifeboat.

Port authorities in Greece say that five vessels of the Greek Coast Guard have rushed to the area where the cruise ship is on fire. Nearby ships have also joined the rescue mission to help the evacuation of passengers and crew.