Ferry and ro-pax collision at Piraeus

Ferry STAVROS collided with ro-pax EUROPEAN STAR at Piraeus in Keratsini on Apr 5, understood ferry was maneuvering, while EUROPEAN STAR wasn’t under way, she’s in a lay-up, according to available data. Both ships reportedly sustained damages, both ships remained at port and were still in port in the morning Apr 6.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship STAVROS, IMO 8973136, GT 3764, built 2001, flag Greece, manager PANAGIA DAFNIOTISSA SHPG CO.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship EUROPEAN STAR, IMO 7813949, GT 12711, built 1981, flag Panama, manager NORTHBAY TRANSPORTES MARITIMOS, Madeira (EQUASIS).

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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.