Greek Tanker ‘Alpha 1’ Sinks off Athens


Greek tanker “Alpha 1”, carrying 1,800 tonnes of crude oil and 235 tonnes of diesel, has sank west of Athens this morning, Reuters reports.

According to the coastguard officials, the 48-year-old Greek captain was killed and other 10 members of the crew were rescued.

Reportedly, “Alpha 1” refueling tanker left the port of Piraeus on Monday morning and was heading for Elefsina to the west when it has sunk after hitting an old shipwreck.

No oil spills or pollution have been spotted so far.

World Maritime News Staff, March 5, 2012