A general cargo ship, Cabrera, ran aground on the Greek island of Andros last Saturday, in heavy weather. The ship partially sank on the rocky coast, with very heavy surf. All nine crew members were lifted off by a Greek Navy helicopter and transferred to a local hospital.
The Cabrera was sailing from Larymna in Greece to Tornio, Finland with a cargo of ferronickel when she went aground. With the pounding of the heavy surf, she quickly sank until just portions of the superstructure are still showing above water. There are fears of pollution in the area, with an oil sheen already appearing around the wreck and along the adjacent coast. The Greek Coast Guards admitted pollution control was proving difficult in the continuing bad weather.