Saturday, June 28, 2008
A Greek Passenger ship "Theofilos," en route from Mytilene to Chios in east Aegean sea, ran aground off the island of Oinousses Saturday. According to Greek TV, the ship was carrying 475 passengers and has suffered a crack on its left side, after hitting an unmapped reef.
M/F TheofilosThe Ministries of Mercantile Marine said the ship was slightly damaged but was able to continue to Oinousses, which is around two kilometers away. Promptly responding to the emergency, the rescue teams consisting of two Super Puma helicopters and three warships to rush to the site, and a C-130 aircraft is on standby.