Eisvogel returned to Vienna after repairs
After the assessment by the insurers in the shipyard ÖSWAG Yard Linz AG the "Eisvogel" has been extensively repaired after the smouldering fire in February and has now returned to Vienna. Crew cabins, galley, saloon and wheelhouse have been refurbished. In addition, the ship was equipped with fire detectors, which forward an alarm message to an emergency telephone of the operating team when triggered. In addition, the electrical installations and wiring were replaced. During the past few months, all engines and drive units have been tested and serviced. In addition, the underwater and deck painting was renewed. The "Eisvogel" can now break up to 60 centimeters thick ice.
Fire in Vienna
On Feb 6, 2017, a smouldering fire broke out aboard the "Eisvogel" in a lower deck at the berth in Vienna. The fire was remarked at 8 a.m. during a routine control and caused strong smoke development which affected the crew cabins, the galley and saloon. The wheelhouse and engine room remained undamaged. The fire was put out within 90 minutes. Report with photos: http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2824216/Upload News