Authorities around the Saronic Gulf to the south of Piraeus in Greece spent Sunday trying to contain what could be a massive spill after an ancient chemical tanker sank at dawn. The 45-year-old ship was loaded with 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 metric tons of marine gas oil. Local reports suggest the small ship was manned with just two crew, both of whom were arrested before being released.
Aircraft flying over the area where the ship sank spotted fuel on the sea. Divers have been deployed to try and patch up any holes to the ship’s tans, while booms have also been put in place.