Athens: Bad weather has caused a Cyprus-flagged bulker to run aground off the Greek island of Andros, the Greek coastguard said today.
All of the 22 crew onboard the Goodfaith (27,300 dwt, built 1994) have been evacuated by helicopter.
The vessel (pictured), which is operated by Athens-based Starmarine Management, was grounded off the northern coast of Andros at 01:34hrs local time on Tuesday, the coastguard said.
Winds in the area are reported to have been between forces 9 and 10 on the Beaufort scale at the time of the grounding, but are now between forces 8 and 9.
The Andros Port Authority has despatched an anti-pollution vessel to deal with a small spill from the stranded bulker. The coastguard said the vessel had suffered ingress of water.
A Lloyd’s Open Form salvage agreement has been signed between a salvage company and the ship’s operator.