The burning ferry "Norman Atlantic" adrift off Albania
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'Complicated rescue mission' after ferry fire off Corfu

A major rescue operation is under way after a Greek ferry carrying 478 people caught fire around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu.

The Norman Atlantic was travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy.

Ships and helicopters are taking part in the operation, but strong winds are hampering the rescue.

Lucy Williamson reports from Athens.

  • 28 Dec 2014