Nine Rescued After Grounding off Greek Island

By MarEx 2016-12-26 16:42:31

The nine crew members of the general cargo ship Cabrera have been rescued after the ship ran aground on Saturday off the island of Andros, Greece. 

The ship is reportedly leaking oil, and is currently partially sunk and being pounded by heavy surf. An oil sheen of approximately 500 square meters (5,000 square feet) has been observed, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. 

The 5,553 dwt Cabrera was en route from Larymna, Greece, to Finland with 3,500 tons of ferronickel. 

The Antigua Barbuda-flagged Cabrera is reported to be owned by Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH & Co. KG. The ship was built in 2007 by Pendik Shipyard in Turkey.

Bad weather has led to at least four other shipping incidents in the Aegean Sea over the past week.