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Damaged NEN ferry in Agia Roumeli

by jean h » 19 Jun 2022, 07:33

George Dalidakis sent me a report about a NEN ferry that hit the western pier in Agia Roumeli on June the 11th when there were high winds – the hull was damaged and there is danger of fuel pollution, but the boat still sits there, half sunk. Local residents have written to the authorities complaining about this shipping line.

from the Crete Guide website:
The strong winds damaged and immobilized two ships in the south of Crete ... this morning [June 11th] ... Several smaller boats and pontoons broke off at the mooring ports. … in the port of Agia Roumeli, the ship "Apollon K." owned by the carrier Nen Kritis was pushed towards the quay. A collision with the concrete structure of the pier caused damage to the hull and, consequently, caused the vessel to draw water. Fortunately, at the time of this incident, there were no passengers on board … floating barriers have been set up to prevent the spread of pollutants, especially fuel. … the crew is working on repairing the damage. The Apollon K. ran between the ports in the following towns: Paleochora - Sougia - Ag.Roumeli. We suggest using the services of ANENDYK, i.e. an alternative carrier operating this route.

and from Flashnews (in Greek), with photos and video:
https://flashnews.gr/post/528869/foni-a ... n7lWpYkH8g

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