The cargo ship "Big Europe" has suffered a fire on Wednesday morning, which has forced the evacuation of its crew by Maritime Rescue and Civil Guard, as advanced by the newspaper «Last Hour».
The freighter was covering the route between Palma and Valencia. The fire has started about 20 miles from Mallorca, for reasons that are still unknown at this time. Maritime Rescue has moved to the place two helicopters and three boats.
Both Salvamento Marítimo and the Guardia Civil have launched a large emergency device to try to rescue the entire crew safe and sound. By ten o'clock in the morning, 14 crew members had been evacuated, while the remaining nine were collaborating in the task of extinguishing the fire. .