RO/RO PASSENGER FERRY OLYMPUS – GROUNDING INCIDENT AT MANSELL REEF, THIRASIA ISL., GREECE AT 01.08.2019
On 1st August 2019, the RORO Passenger Ferry Olympus (GRT 12.338) ran aground at Mansell reef in Thirasia, while entering the harbor gulf of Santorini island. The vessel suffered hull breach with ensuing water ingress. Spanopoulos salvage was engaged on the 2nd of August to provide salvage assistance to the vessel and take necessary environmental protection measures. On the same day, E/R salvage and antipollution experts were mobilized together with S/T – Supply – ORV CHRISTOS XXIII, T/B CHRISTOS XXXVI, antipollution crafts and two RIBs (Salvor I & II).