Tanker Antonios lost propulsion power in Saronic Gulf

Tanker AntoniosTanker Antonios lost propulsion power after mechanical failure in Saronic Gulf on 15 nautical miles south off Athens, Greece. The vessel was en route to Theodori, when the engine blocked and vessel remained adrift. The accident was reported to the local authorities and due to strong winds and moderate seas, at the scene of the troubled tanker was dispatched salvage tug. The tanker Antonios was taken on tow to Ampelakia, Salamina, but crew managed to fix the problem with engineering and restarted the power. The vessel reached anchorage off Ampelakia by own power, where was detained for further inspection and special survey of the seaworthiness.

The local authorities started investigation for the circumstances around the accident with engine failure of the tanker Antonios. During the accident there were no injured people and water pollution. The vessel will return in service after inspection and will resume voyage to Theodori.

The tanker Antonios (IMO: 7821647) was built in 1978 by Onishigumi Shipbuilding in Mihara, Japan. The vessel has overall length of 57.00 m, moulded beam of 9.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The tanker ship has deadweight of 994 DWT and gross tonnage of 425 GRT.