Tanker Sinks in Saronikos Gulf, South of Athens

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Last Update: 15:31

A tanker sank in the early hours of Sunday in Saronikos Gulf, south of Athens.

The tanker “Agia Zoni II” is thought to have been carrying an unknown amount of fuel.

Small oil spills have been identified at the point where the tanker sank, while emergency crews from the Piraeus Central Port Authority have rushed to the scene.

Two crew members who were aboard the vessel when it sank have been rescued.

The ship was built in 1972. It had a capacity of 3,205 tonnes. It had a total length of 92.3 meters and a width of 13.7.

It is not yet known what caused the sinking.

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