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Italian stewardess found dead on British sailboat after it caught fire while she slept in Naples


Italian stewardess is found dead on British sailboat after it caught fire while she slept on board as it was docked at Naples

  • Giulia Maccaroni, 30, was working as a stewardess on the 70ft Morgane sailboat
  • She was sleeping when it caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning
  • Authorities do not know the cause of the fire and an investigation is underway 










An Italian stewardess has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while she was sleeping in Naples.

Giulia Maccaroni, 30, was working as a stewardess on the 70ft boat in Castellammare di Stabia when it went up in flames in the early hours of Monday morning.

She had told other crew members that she was feeling tired after a cruise and wanted to sleep on ‘her’ boat.

Italian stewardess Giulia Maccaroni has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while she was sleeping in Naples

Italian stewardess Giulia Maccaroni has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while she was sleeping in Naples

Authorities are continuing to recover the damaged vessel named Morgane (pictured) that sails under the flag of the UK

Authorities are continuing to recover the damaged vessel named Morgane (pictured) that sails under the flag of the UK

The 30-year-old was working as a hostess on the 70ft boat in Castellammare di Stabia when it went up in flames in the early hours of Monday

The 30-year-old was working as a hostess on the 70ft boat in Castellammare di Stabia when it went up in flames in the early hours of Monday

The Port Authority has launched an investigation into the blaze, and the victim’s body was taken to a forensics facility to undergo an autopsy.

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It is believed she died from asphyxiation. 

Authorities are continuing to recover the damaged vessel named Morgane that sails under the flag of the UK and is managed by a local company in Naples.

Giulia was a crew member and it is believed she was unaware of the fire and suffocated in her sleep.

Giulia was a crew member and it is believed she was unaware of the fire and suffocated in her sleep

Giulia was a crew member and it is believed she was unaware of the fire and suffocated in her sleep

Firefighters found her dead body below deck without burns or other injuries, according to the news site La Stampa.

The fire mainly damaged the outside of the sailboat.

After being informed of the young woman’s death, family members are travelling down from Rome to identify the body and assist the authorities with any questions.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.



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