July 16, 2019


In the night between August the 28th and the 29th 2018, Eleftherios Venizelos, the ferry of Anek Lines, during its travel from Piraeus to Crete with 875 passengers and 141 crew on board, was hit by a serious fire in the garage area. The ship returned to Piraeus Port where the Fire Brigade immediately started the extinguishing operation. Antipollution supported the operation with its anti-pollution vessel and equipment, offering its services on a 24/7 basis.

During the next phase of the operation, the company was assigned to move the burned cars, trucks and their damaged cargo to a secure place, opening safe passages and cleaning the garage area so that the vessel could sail to the repair zone. The waste management operation included the repackaging and final disposal of waste collected.

The project lasted 2 months and employed about 30 people.