A 29-year-old woman who worked as a hostess on a British-flagged sailboat was found dead aboard the 72-foot vessel which caught fire in an Italian marina while she was sleeping.
Giulia Maccaroni, a resident of San Vito Romano, a town about 40 kilometers from Rome, fell asleep on the Morgane after telling fellow crew members that she was tired after a cruise on Monday, according to Newsflash.
The boat, which sails under the British flag and is owned by a Neapolitan company, then caught fire in the municipality of Castellammare di Stabia, near the town in southern Italy, the media reported.
Firefighters found his body under the bridge without burns or other injuries, Newsflash reported, citing Italian newspaper La Stampa. The fire mainly damaged the exterior of the Morgane.
Maccaroni is believed to have been unaware of the blaze and likely suffocated in his sleep, according to the report.
Members of his family were traveling down from Rome to identify the body, which was to undergo an autopsy, and to assist authorities in the investigation.