Yesterday, 12 June 2015, the technical experts appointed by the Italian authorities, Visemar and ANEK, but also the experts appointed by us on behalf of our clients- victims of the maritime tragedy, went onboard the vessel, accompanied by one of the Italian lawyers of our group. The survey on this first day was mainly restricted to the bridge and upper decks of the vessel; there has been no entrance into the lower decks of the vessel yet. The ship is in an impressively bad condition (see photos below), and it appears to be a total loss.
The experts are expected to continue during the coming period of time their investigations and finalize the survey of the vessel, so as to identify the causes of the fire as well as the reasons why it was not been possible to timely restrict and extinguish it, but also to ascertain whether there was a violation of safety regulations and procedures related to the maritime tragedy.
After completion of the surveys and other investigation procedures, always in the presence and with participation of our own appointed technical experts, the technical reports will start to be drafted.