Fire on F/B “Eleftherios Venizelos” extinguished after 3 days

Authorities in Greece say the fire on the ferry VENIZELOS connecting the mainland to Chania has been put out after raging for three days.

The fire started early Wednesday 70 kilometres from the port of Piraeus while the ferry was sailing towards Crete. The boat returned to Piraeus port with all of its 875 passengers or 141 crew members safe.

Authorities say the fire started in the boat’s parking bay, which held 80 buses and trucks and 152 cars and motorcycles.

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