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Title: El. Venizelos fire
Post by: Cedric Hacke on August 29, 2018, 05:24:34 am
Hi all,

Several media outlets are reporting that a fire broke out onboard Anek Lines’ El. Venizelos which was on her way from Piraeus to Chaina on Crete. The vessel has turned around to Piraeus and several other ferries were assisting (Blue Horizon, Blue Star 1 and Mykonos Palace). The fire apparently started on her vehicle deck.

No injuries or casualties have been reported so far so at least that is good news.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-ferry-fire/greek-passenger-ferry-docks-at-piraeus-after-fire-no-injuries-reported-idUSKCN1LE01Y (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-ferry-fire/greek-passenger-ferry-docks-at-piraeus-after-fire-no-injuries-reported-idUSKCN1LE01Y)

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Cedric


Title: Re: El. Venizelos fire
Post by: Nick Karampakakis on August 29, 2018, 04:10:01 pm
She is now moored in a cruise ship terminal at Piraeus port. She has developed a slight list because of the water poored to extinguish the fire. Report are that the fire is still going at the no. 3 compartment of deck 1. A lot of firefighting tugs and pollution management vessels can be seen all around her.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2903714 (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2903714)


Title: Re: El. Venizelos fire
Post by: davidships on August 29, 2018, 05:34:10 pm
Welcome back, Nick, with your topical photo.  I hope that we will be seeing more of your photos again.

David


Title: Re: El. Venizelos fire
Post by: Cedric Hacke on August 29, 2018, 08:45:06 pm
Thanks for sharing this shot Nick! I hope that she can be repaired so we can see some more of this beautiful vessel.

Kind regards
Cedric