‘Alpha 1’ refuelling tanker sank off the Athens region’s Elefsina refineries
The captain of a Greek tanker was killed when his ship, carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of oil and diesel, sank west of Athens on Monday, coastguard officials said.
The other 10 members of the crew were rescued and safe, the officials said.
“The 48-year-old Greek captain was just found dead,” one coastguard official said.
The “Alpha 1” refuelling tanker, which sank off the Athens region’s Elefsina refineries, was carrying 1,800 tonnes of crude oil and 235 tonnes of diesel when it foundered at around 10.30 a.m. (0830 GMT).