Engine damage off Igoumetsia
In the morning of July 29, 2018, the Port Authority of Igoumenitsa was informed by the captain of the "Olympic Champion" about a mechanical damage in one of its four engines during a scheduled service from the port of Ancona to the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. The ferry arrived at the port of Igoumenitsa at midday, where the 1242 passengers as well as his vehicles were disembarked safely. The vessel was forbidden to leave the port until the presentation of a certificate of class maintenance and valid certificate of seaworthiness by the relevant classification society. The ship continued to Patras for a single voyage, with 319 passengers on board and docked at 9.40 p.m.
Engine damage off Patras
The "Olympic Champion" with 327 passengers on board, sustained damage to its starboard propulsion system on its scheduled service from Igoumenitsa to Patras, on June 15, 2018. The vessel was able to proceed to the port of Patras, where the passengers were safely disembarked. The Patras port authority banned the vessel from continuing its service until repairs were completed and a certificate of seaworthiness was issued. At 10 p.m. the ferry left port again bound to Ancona, where it arrived on June 16 at 8 p.m.Upload News