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Photographer:Nick Karampakakis [View profile]Title:EL. VENIZELOSAdded:Aug 29, 2018
Captured:August 29, 2018IMO:7907673Hits:1,666
Location:Drapetsona Bay, Piraeus, Greece
Photo Category: Casualties
Piraeus, Greece

A fire broke out on a ferry sailing to the island of Crete from mainland Greece early Wednesday, forcing hundreds of passengers to don life vests and wait on the deck for hours before they were safely evacuated when the ship returned to port.

The fire on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry started in the parking bay and was contained after activating an automatic extinguishing mechanism. Still, it left smoke billowing out of the ship as it turned back to the port of Piraeus, near Athens. The 875 passengers onboard disembarked using mobile safety stairs from a side entrance of the ship.
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Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:38,261 tons
Summer DWT:5,351 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Suoda Bay
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1992
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°57’39.72” N, 23°33’25.42” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 0° (249°)
Arrival:4th Sep 2018
15:00:22 UTC
Last update:
3 months 26 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 4th, 15:00:33 UTCPerama
2018 August 29th, 04:30:37 UTCSouda
2018 August 29th, 02:40:15 UTCPiraeur
2018 August 26th, 16:30:30 UTCPiraeus
2018 August 23rd, 04:30:03 UTCSouda
2018 August 21st, 04:45:04 UTCPiraeus
2018 August 17th, 04:30:53 UTCSouda
2018 August 9th, 04:30:59 UTCPiraeus
2018 August 7th, 04:30:59 UTCSouda
2018 August 4th, 04:30:43 UTCPiraeus
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Photo Comments (6)

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George Anastasiou on Aug 31, 2018 10:21 (5 months ago)
Latest info is that she is now listing 7deg to starboard. Water accummulated from firefighting has shifted, following evacuation of vehicles
Nick Karampakakis on Aug 30, 2018 17:50 (5 months ago)
She was listing quite badly in the first few hours. She is now in a much better condition. The list is indeed because of all the water accumulating in the port side, where the fire is located. They actually cut several small holes on the steel so that the water has a way out.
Cedric Hacke on Aug 30, 2018 09:10 (5 months ago)
Probably due to the water used to extinguish out the fire.
George Anastasiou on Aug 30, 2018 08:57 (5 months ago)
Why is she listing so much after a fire??
Brett Bachmann on Aug 29, 2018 21:09 (5 months ago)
Nick, what a photo...real time. Wow !
Cedric Hacke on Aug 29, 2018 20:44 (5 months ago)
Thanks for sharing this picture. Fortunately no one was injured. Let's hope the damage to the ship isn't too bad either so she can sail on a few more years.
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