All passengers off stricken Adriatic ferry, Italian coast guard says

December 29, 2014 7:43 PM

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All passengers off stricken Adriatic ferry, Italian coast guard says

(CNN) -- Ten people have now been confirmed dead after a ferry caught fire in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, the Italian coast guard said on Twitter on Monday.

The Italian coast guard earlier said that all remaining passengers had been evacuated from the vessel, with the boat's commander finally leaving the ship at 2:50 p.m. Monday. The coast guard told CNN it was inspecting the ship and deciding how to transport it -- and where.

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