Tanker with 2500 tons of fuel sank off Piraeus under unclear circumstances

Product tanker AGIA ZONI II reported water ingress, sinking, early in the morning Sep 10 at anchorage west of Piraeus, with some 2500 tons of fuel on board, and two crew. Tanker reportedly sank, two crew were rescued, anti-pollution plan activated, with tugs, anti-pollution boats and floating crane deployment. Master and Chief Engineer of AGIA ZONI II were arrested and later released, details of an accident yet unclear. No reports of major pollution so far, understood refloating requested to prevent major oil leak. It’s not known yet, why there were only two crew on board, out of eleven.
Product tanker AGIA ZONI II, IMO 7126152, dwt 3205, built 1972, flag Greece, manager AGIA ZONI SHIPPING CO, Piraeus.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.