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#
All trucks and vehicles removed
On Sep 2 fire experts along with fire fighters began their investigations aboardof the "Eleftherios Venizelos". All vehicles that had been trapped in the garage of Eleftherios Venizelos were removed, on the whole 80 trucks, about one third of which were destroyed or damaged, and 152 vehicles. Representatives of the Association of Insurance Companies Kosta Berscia were on scene. After the cleaning operation has been completed, the ferry may be pulled out of the Xavier port and sail to the shipyard area in Perama for repairs. Actually the tugs "Alexander 3", "Pantanassa", "Pantokrator" and "Vernicos Master" remained on site. Greek reports with photos: https://www.dikaiologitika.gr/eidhseis/koinonia/222682/eikones-katastrofis-sto-ploio-el-venizelos-analamvanoun-oi-empeirognomones-pics http://www.in.gr/2018/09/02/greece/eleytherios-venizelos-epixeirisi-katharismou-prin-paei-sta-naypigeia/ https://www.efsyn.gr/arthro/mpikan-pragmatognomones-sto-eleytherios-venizelos http://www.documentonews.gr/article/o-katharismos-toy-el-benizelos-prin-paei-sta-nayphgeia-photosUpload News