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Greece: Passenger ferry with over 1,000 aboard docks at Piraeus after fire02:14

Greece: Passenger ferry with over 1,000 aboard docks at Piraeus after fire

Greece, Piraeus port
August 29, 2018 at 10:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

A passenger ferry carrying some 1,016 people safely docked at the Piraeus port on Wednesday, after a fire broke out aboard the ship while en route to Crete. No injuries have so far been reported.

Footage shows smoke billowing out of the ferry and emergency services using mobile safety stairs to help passengers disembark from the vessel.

The fire reportedly started at a car parking compartment of the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry, which carried 875 passengers and 141 crew members. The coast guard was notified about the incident at around midnight local time (2100 GMT).

The cause of the fire is yet to be identified. The possibility that the fire may have started from a vehicle is being investigated.

Greece: Passenger ferry with over 1,000 aboard docks at Piraeus after fire02:14
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A passenger ferry carrying some 1,016 people safely docked at the Piraeus port on Wednesday, after a fire broke out aboard the ship while en route to Crete. No injuries have so far been reported.

Footage shows smoke billowing out of the ferry and emergency services using mobile safety stairs to help passengers disembark from the vessel.

The fire reportedly started at a car parking compartment of the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry, which carried 875 passengers and 141 crew members. The coast guard was notified about the incident at around midnight local time (2100 GMT).

The cause of the fire is yet to be identified. The possibility that the fire may have started from a vehicle is being investigated.

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