After a phone call reporting an explosive device on the ship, about 500 passengers on the Diagoras of Blue Star Ferries were evacuated.
The ship was supposed to go on the Piraeus-Chios-Mytilene route, and the passengers had already taken their seats. However, after the threatening call, they were all landed ashore for security reasons.
The incident happened last night, and it is not yet known whether passengers will be able to make the planned trip, and when it will happen. The competent authorities are continuing their investigation. The fire department and EKAB are at the scene.