Pumping the oil of Sea Diamond

Pumping the oil of Sea Diamond
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Posted by Greeka on 25 May 2009

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Almost two years after the shipwreck of Sea Diamond, the works for the pumping up of the ship's oil started a few days ago. This work has been undertaken by two companies, "Dronik Maritime Consultants Ltd" and "Perivalontiki", which signed the relevant contract. It is estimated that the pumping works will last for about three weeks and the two companies have ensured that all necessary measures have been taken to prevent any leak that will cause environmental pollution.

Cruise ship Sea Diamond crashed on a well-marked volcanic reef in the centre of Santorini's caldera in the afternoon of April 5th, 2007. The ship started to fill in water and it sunk after a few hours. Almost 2,000 passengers, mostly Americans, were reported to have safely evacuated the ship, but later on, two French people were reported missing. Although divers searched the sea bottom for days, the bodies of the two French, father and daughter, were never found.

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jsaston wrote on May 25, 2009

Lets hope it all goes to plan, it would be disasterous if any of the oil excapes onto the Caldera...

kzar99 wrote on May 26, 2009

And after the oil gets pumped out, the ship's salvage will start. Caldera will be cleaned of this terrible sight and regains once more it's former prestige sight

alexis wrote on May 26, 2009

The ship is under the water... for 2 years now... No terrible sight..

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