Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece

On the way to Tunisia from Izmir, the 1995-built 116-meter-long Turkish-flagged container ship Yusuf Çepnioğlu ran aground near the island of Mykonos.

2014.03.08 - Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece

The vessel had departed from Aliaga Nemrut and was heading for Tunisia. It has been reported that the ship’s engine room started to take water after the grounding.

The Hellenic Coast Guard along with another vessel initially rescued of 12 of the 14 crewmembers of the containership. The Master and Chief Mate of the vessel  in distress refused to abandon the ship but as the condition got worse, the Hellenic Coast Guard requested assistance from the nearby USS Bataan, which sent a helicopter team and rescue swimmers in order to save the Master and the Chief Officer of the containership. 

No marine pollution has been reported.

Update No. 01 – 09 MARCH 2014

Below are some additional photos near the rock cliff where containership Yusuf Çepnioğlu grounded.

2014.03.08 - Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece Figure 2

2014.03.08 - Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece Figure 3

2014.03.08 - Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece Figure 4

2014.03.08 - Grounding of Container Ship Near Mykonos, Greece Figure 5

A video showing the Containership’s Captain and Chief Officer that have been rescued by USS Bataan has been released today.

Source: syrostoday.gr

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