The mega yacht Al Mirqab spilled fuel at Elevsis port, Greece. The vessel was docked at the port, but after technical malfunction undefined quantity of oil leaked into the water and caused pollution with 60 square meters spot. The accident was reported to the local authorities and police detained the mega yacht until further investigation. It was understood that captain and chief engineer were arrested. The local prosecutors occussed the senior officers from the mega yacht Al Mirqab for criminal negligence in the maintenance of the yacht, which has caused environmental pollution in the Greek port.
The investigation for the root cause of the accident is under way. The authorities will impose fine to the ship operator and will charge all the costs for cleansing operations. The cleansing work already started.
The mega yacht Al Mirqab (IMO: 1009223) is one of the largest motor yachts ever built. The yacht belongs to former Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The yacht was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany by the architecture of Tim Heywood, while the interior design was done by Andrew Winch Designs. The mega yacht Al Mirqab has overall length of 133.20 m, moulded beam of 20.00 m and maximum draft of 5.30 m. The deadweight of the ship 1,440 DWT and the gross tonnage is 9,518 GRT.