Greek Ferry Runs Aground in the Aegean

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 26, 2015

 
A Greek ferry ran aground on the Aegean island of Kassos overnight, the AP is reporting. 
 
 
None of the 227 passengers and 55 crew were injured and a tug boat was sent from the Cycladic island of Mykonos to conduct the rescue operation, the Greek coastguard said. 
 
 
The Vitsenzos Kornaros was traveling from Piraeus to Rhodes, a route with seven stops. It became grounded as it approached the dock at the island of Kassos. Kassos is part of the Dodecanese island complex northeast of Crete, the AP said. 
 
 
TradeWinds reported that winds reached seven to eight on the Beaufort scale and dragged the ship to the port’s breakwater, where it got trapped.
 
 
Enikos.gr has what it says is a video of the ferry battling the winds.  
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