‘Myrtidiotissa’ ferry arrives safely at Agios Konstantinos port after engine failure

The passenger/car ferry “Myrtidiotissa” with its 53 passengers and crew arrived safely at the port of Agios Konstantinos on Friday night, having floated adrift in the Artemisio strait, between northern Evia and the coast of Fthiotida for several hours, following an engine failure.

Earlier, two coast guard vessels, a speed boat and two fishing boats had set up tow lines with the ferry to prevent it being carried away by currents. Weather conditions in the area were good, with light northeasterly winds of 3-4 Beaufort.

The ferry had set sail from Agios Konstantinos harbour at 13:00 bound for Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.