Italian flight attendant found dead on British sailboat after it caught fire while sleeping in Naples

Italian flight attendant found dead on British sailboat after it caught fire while sleeping on board while docked in Naples

  • Giulia Maccaroni, 30, worked on a hostess on the 70ft Morgane sailboat
  • She was asleep when it caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning
  • The authorities do not know the case of the fire, an investigation is underway


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An Italian flight attendant has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while sleeping in Naples.

Giulia Maccaroni, 30, 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 morning.

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

Italian flight attendant Giulia Maccaroni has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while sleeping in Naples

Italian flight attendant Giulia Maccaroni has been found dead on a British sailboat after it caught fire while sleeping in Naples

Authorities are continuing to salvage the damaged vessel named Morgane (pictured) flying the UK flag

Authorities are continuing to salvage the damaged vessel named Morgane (pictured) flying the UK flag

Authorities are continuing to salvage the damaged vessel named Morgane (pictured) flying the UK flag

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 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 fire and the victim’s body has been taken to a forensic center for an autopsy.

It is believed that she died of suffocation.

Authorities are continuing to salvage the damaged vessel Morgane, which flies the UK flag and is operated 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 choked in her sleep

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

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

According to the news site La Stampa, firefighters found her body below decks with no burns or other injuries.

The fire mainly damaged the exterior of the sailboat.

After being notified of the young woman’s death, relatives travel down from Rome to identify the body and help authorities with any questions.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and the investigation is ongoing.

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