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Stormy winds drift anchored ship MAKEDONIA, spark pollution fearss

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA II dragged anchor in Selinia Kinosoura waters, Salamina Island, Gulf of Saronic, Greece, at night Dec 16 in stormy weather.

Derelict and unmanned ship is either in lay-up or decommissioned, for quite a long time, judging from her looks. Fearing possible oil leak, maritime authorities fenced the ship off with booms. Understood the ship didn’t drift aground.

The owner was ordered to remove the ship in 24 hours.

According to maritimebulletin, MAKEDONIA II was anchored since 2013, permission was granted for 30 days anchorage only. Since that time, she was at anchor, unmanned and without proper maintenance.

Floating anti-pollution dams were set around the ship to prevent possible oil leakage.

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA, IMO 8822052, GT 6309, built 1989, flag Greece, manager PANTHRAKIKI NE.

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