A joint Italian-Greek rescue operation is under way to rescue hundreds of people aboard a burning ferry in the Adriatic. Sources claim that one person has died and hundreds are being rescued.
In a separate story, also in the Adriatic, there was a collision between a Turkish cargo ship and another vessel flying a Belize flag.
According to the mayor of the Italian port of Ravenna, two people have died, and another four are missing. Several more people have been rescued.