Posted on March 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Greek-flagged Oil/Chemical Tanker, Agios Georgios I, ran aground near Gavrio, Greece in the evening of March 15th.

The vessel had just left the port of Andros and had been headed to the port of Skyros when the incident occurred.

The Agios Georgios proceeded to crash on rocks near the west coast of the island of Andros, near the port of Gavrio.

At the time, the ship had a crew of 8 Greeks on board, as well as two passengers, and was loaded with a cargo of oil, gasoline and diesel.

Thankfully no oil spills were detected coming from the grounded ship.

At approximately 5 pm on the following day, the tug Apollon was called in from Ermoupolis in order to assist the grounded vessel.

The ship was then surveyed by divers that had been dispatched to the scene by local maritime authorities.

They discovered a breach across the hull, approximately 15x4 centimetres along, alongside its portside bow.

The Greek Coastguard is currently monitoring the area, using three patrol boats in order to ensure that no oil contamination is taking place.

At this time two oil booms have been laid out, in order to prevent any potential environmental pollution.

No water ingress has been detected as of writing.


Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic.

Posted in Safety , Grounding , Greece , Europe , Accident

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