Repairs in Ampelakia
The 'Portus' was under repairs at the Spanopoulos yard in Ambelakia since Jan 10. The ferry was expected to return to operation on Jan 16.
Ferry grounded off Skiathos
The 'Proteus', which had come from Volos, grounded on the rocks of the small island Daskalonisi off Skiathos island in the afternoon of Jan 5, 2020, with 53 passengers, six vehicles and 26 crew members on board enroute to Skopelos, shortly after leaving the port of Skiathos, due to a rudder damage. The passengers were safely transferred back to Skiathos by a patrol boat and the 'Kalypho' after being taken off over the stern ramp. The tug 'Christos XXIX' (MMSI: 239979400) was sent from Volos to Skiathos to refloat the ship. The ferry was pulled off the stones ni the afternoon of Jan 6 and taken back to Skiathos for surveys. Inspectors of the classification society were sent from Athens to investigate the matter. As no serious damage was found, it was expected to be able to return to service following an inspection by the Skiathos Port Authority. Reports with photos and video: https://skiathoslife.gr/%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B5%CF%82-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BC%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B9-%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%82-%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%B9%CE%AC%CE%B8%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%AD%CF%86%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B5/ https://magnesianews.gr/magnisia/skiathos/se-anamoni-epitheoriton-gia-tin-apokollisi-toy-proteys.html https://www.thenewspaper.gr/2020/01/06/skiathos-oi-protes-eikones-apo-tin-proskroysi-toy-protea-sti-nisida-me-to-fos-tis-imeras-vinteo/ http://skopelos-news.blogspot.com/2020/01/blog-post_47.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Skopelosnews+(SKOPELOSNEWS)&m=1 https://rpn.gr/prosaraxi-ploioy-sto-daskalonisi-exo/
Generator damage in Volos
The "Proteus", while preparing to berth at the port of Volos. suffereed a significant oil pressure drop in the starboard generator in the afternoon of Nov 4, 2018. The ferry which was coming from Skiathos with 137 passengers and their vehicles on board, berthed safely and disembarked the passengers. The Port Authority of Volos detained the vessel in port until the generator was repaired and a certificate of seaworthiness issued.Upload News