Two foreign cargo ships ran aground earlier on Friday due to rough seas in the southeastern Aegean.
Two foreign cargo ships ran aground earlier on Friday due to rough seas in the region of Salamina, near Piraeus, and off the port of the island of Kos in the southeastern Aegean. No injuries were reported among the crew members and no pollution was caused in either incident.
The cargo ship "Amiral" with 14 foreign crew members but empty of cargo ran aground off the port of Kos where it had set anchor to avoid the adverse weather conditions. Shortly afterwards, the Sierra Leone-flagged tanker ship "Jasmine 5", also with 14 foreign crew members, ran aground in shallow waters near Salamina where it was anchored.
All ships hin the ports of Piraeus and Rafina have been anchored since Thursday night due to the strong winds blowing in the region, with the exception of one ferryboat servicing the Chios-Lesvos route.