Cargo ship grounded in Kissamos

The ship “Manassa Rose M” drifted aground on Drapanias beach in Kissamos in the morning of tuesday 25. January. The ship tried to anchor in heavy wind and 5 meter high waves but failed to do so, grounded and broke in two.
She was on its way from Turkey to Misrata, Libya loaded with heavy construction machinery.
All 10 crewmembers were rescued, 8 of them entered a liferaft and two jumped into the sea.
They were all taken care of by the Hellenic Coast Guard and locals.
Some of the deck cargo drifted ashore, two big tanks for cement and gypsum.  On Wednesday, the locals worked to salvage these onto the beach.
No pollution has yet been seen on the beach but there is a smell of oil.
Today, thursday 27th, oil booms are put out to prevent any leaking oil to reach the beach.
The ship is grounded some 100 meters offshore
One of the ship’s lifeboats.
Some of the deck cargo
Locals working to salvage the tank
Oil booms are put out
Oil booms beeing placed around the ship


Over middle aged Norwegian guy living in Tavronitis. I have had my house here for 15 years now and have stayed here permanently since June 2020.