Greek ferryboat Eleftherios Venizelos evacuated after fire breaks out

Greek ferryboat Eleftherios Venizelos with 875 passengers on board was safely evacuated at the port of Piraeus Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in the garage of the ship.

The fire on Eleftherios Venizelos with destination Chania, Crete, probably started on a truck.

The rescue and research operations centre was immediately informed and nine Coast Guard vessels, tugboats, a trunk vessel and three passenger ships rushed in the area.

The Fire Brigade also assisted with two ships and a special unit for disasters.

All passengers are good in health and some of them have been transferred to nearby hotels.

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