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Oil Spill from Ferry at Lesvos Island

A major oil spill was caused at dawn on Sunday in the main port of Lesvos island.  The spill was from a major fuel leak from the passenger ferry Aegean Star.  The leak occurred after the ferry rammed into the right entrance to the harbor at dawn, causing an 8-meter rift.
The Aegean Star, headed from Hios to Lesvos in high seas and winds of 8 Beaufort velocity, rammed into the external commercial port of Mytilene at 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The local port authority was informed of the incident one hour later after the ship had tied at the port; although the leakage of fuel oil had already started.
The passengers were safely disembarked, while a few of the trucks on board suffered damages due to storm conditions.
(source: ANA/MPA)

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