Ferry waiting for clearance to start repairs
On Oct 20, the "El Venicelos" was still berthed at Perama, Piraeus, and waiting for the final clearance to start repears of the fire damage. 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.
Damaged ferry towed to Perama
During their investigations firefighters spotted the exact point where the fire broke aboard the "El Venizelos". Repair work will not start unless the investigation of experts appointed by the Prosecutor's Office of Piraeus and the Ministry of Shipping has been completed. On Sep 4 at 4.25 p.m three tugs pulled the ferry from the Xavier Port in Piraeus to the Perama shipyards area. The ship has suffered considerable damage as the fire burned for four days. The ferry had been carrying 80 trucks and 152 vehicles, many of which suffered extensive or total damage. Greek report with photo: https://neastyranews.gr/gegonota/me-rymoulka-sto-perama-gia-episkeyi-to-eleytherios-benizelos/ http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2906185#Upload News