Ferry suffered mechanical damage
On Aug 19, 2019, short before dawn a mechanical damage occurred on one of the four main engines of the "Eleftherios Venizelos", resulting in a slight delay until it sailed into Piraeus port while serving the Chania-Piraeus route. The ship had on board 2273 passengers, 394 vehicles, 41 motorbikes, 61 trucks and 3 buses. After the problem was resolved, the ferry left the port again on Aug 20 at 9.20 p.m.
Ferry repaired in Piraeus
On Oct 20, the "El Venicelos" was still berthed at Perama, Piraeus, and waiting for the final clearance to start repairs of the fire damage. After the matter was settled, repairs were carried out, and the ship left Piraeus on July 12 at 9.15 a.m. and started a service to Souda with its first arrival at 5.45 p.m. running a daily service between the two ports since. Photo: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2924305
Short circuit caused ferry fire
The fire aboard the "Eleftherios Venizelos" was caused a short-circuit in a motor of a truck. The temperature of the engine of this truck reached 500 degrees Celsius. As a result, the fire reached the nearby vehicles and in less than four minutes the situation was uncontrollable. What stopped the fire from spreading to higher decks of the ferry was the good condition in which the ferry was in and its fire safety system.Upload News