Engine room explosion injured 4 crew, Greece UPDATE 1 crew died

Aug 25 UPDATE: One injured crew died in a hospital.

Explosion occurred in engine room of passenger ro-ro ferry BLUE HORIZON at Heraklion Port, Crete, in the morning Aug 24. Four crew were injured and taken to hospital, understood their condition isn’t life-threatening. Official said that assumedly, the pump exploded. As of afternoon Aug 24, the ship remained berthed at Heraklion.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship BLUE HORIZON, IMO 8616336, GT 27230, built 1987, flag Greece, operator BLUE STAR FERRIES SA.

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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.