Cargo ship Eurocargo Trieste (IMO 9131515) was seized in Livorno on November 23rd following an inspection by technicians of the Harbour Office. They had boarded the ferry to investigate the possible causes of the fire that developed in the engine room.
By the end of the inspection various anomalies had been found that did not comply with navigation safety standards, leading the inspectors to seize the ship. Irregularities were detected in the fixed on-board fire-fighting system and in the ship’s safety equipment. These will need to be restored before the vessel will be allowed back into operation. Checks were also being carried out on the ship by the inspectors of the shipping company and representatives of the flag State Malta.
1997-built, Malta-flagged, 26,536 gt Eurocargo Trieste is owned by Malta Motorways Of The Sea ltd of Valletta, Malta. It is managed by Valiant Shipping SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd.