Posted on May 03, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Greek authorities have been accused of playing down an explosion that injured two mechanics onboard ro-ro ferry Champion Jet 2. 

Initial reports described the ferry having to return to Piraeus for repairs after its left engine failed. However, it was later revealed that the incident was more severe than this. 

On the morning of 2nd May, Champion Jet 2, left Piraeus with 721 passengers on board. She was then forced to return to port after suffering engine failure. 

While undergoing repairs, there was an explosion in the left engine with two mechanics suffering hand injuries, one with severe burns. 

The injured men were part of the ship repair yard team.

Greek media have now accused the Greek authorities of playing down the incident. 

Passenger ro-ro ferry CHAMPION JET 2, IMO 9135896, GT 5005, built 1996, flag Cyprus, operator Sea Jets, Piraeus.

Posted in news , safety at sea , safety , operations

If you enjoyed this article sign up to our free weekly newsletter here