Ferry fire, Palermo

Passenger ro-ro ship VESTA suffered fire in batteries compartment in the morning Sep 5 at Palermo Ship Repair Yard, where ferry was undergoing maintenance works. 5 engines were engaged in firefighting, fire was localized and extinguished. Ni injures reported, no information on damages.
Passenger ro-ro ship VESTA, IMO 7804209, GT 1386, built 1981, flag Italy.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.