Eco disaster after tanker sinks off Greece Above image is used for illustration purposes only

Eco disaster after tanker sinks off Greece

Authorities are working to clean-up an oil spill caused by a small tanker that sank on Saturday, off a Greek island, in the Saronic Gulf, leading to a major marine pollution.

The Aghia Zoni II tanker sank while anchored off Salamina island's eastern coast, with a cargo of 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil onboard. Officials informed that a considerable part of coastline has “turned black”, while people nearby suffer intense smell and eye ache.

"This is a huge environmental and financial disaster," the island's mayor was quoted as saying by local media.

At the time of the accident, there were two crew members onboard , who were rescued by a nearby vessel. The cause of the incident is yet to be revealed.

Eco disaster after tanker sinks off Greece Above image is used for illustration purposes only

Eco disaster after tanker sinks off Greece

Authorities are working to clean-up an oil spill caused by a small tanker that sank on Saturday, off a Greek island, in the Saronic Gulf, leading to a major marine pollution.

The Aghia Zoni II tanker sank while anchored off Salamina island's eastern coast, with a cargo of 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil onboard. Officials informed that a considerable part of coastline has “turned black”, while people nearby suffer intense smell and eye ache.

"This is a huge environmental and financial disaster," the island's mayor was quoted as saying by local media.

At the time of the accident, there were two crew members onboard , who were rescued by a nearby vessel. The cause of the incident is yet to be revealed.

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