Sinkings, groundings and material damage to boats due to adverse weather conditions in Kefallinia

Forty three (43) boats in total, of various types, sank during the two days 17-18 / 09/2020 in Kefallinia, due to adverse weather conditions, while in nine (09) boats material damage was caused and nine (09) boats ran aground . Particularly:

-one (01) boat sank in the port of Argostoli, material damage was caused to two (02), while a barge landed on a bridge and then was removed with the care of the owner,

-in the Argostoli marina two (02) boats sank, while five (05) suffered material damage,

-six (06) boats sank in the port of Maistratos, Argostoli, four of which were lifted with the care of their owners

– two (02) boats sank in the port of Agia Pelagia

-five (05) boats sank in the port of Agia Kyriaki

– three (03) boats sank in the tourist port of Legatata Lixouri,

-in the area “ATHERAS” Paliki sank four (04) boats, while one (01) ran aground,

-four (04) boats sank in the port of Fiskardo, which were already lifted with the care of the owners,

-in the bay “FOKI” sank two (02),

-five (05) boats sank and four (04) ran aground in the port of “ASSOU”,

– three (03) boats sank in the port of Sami

-in the area “KARAVOMYLOS” one (01) boat sank and another (01) ran aground,

-in the tourist port of Agia Efimia, five (05) boats sank and three (03) ran aground, while one (01) boat suffered material damage.

-in the port of Poros Kefallinia one (01) boat suffered material damage.

From the aforementioned incidents, no pollution of the marine environment was found, except for heavy alluvium and sediments in several ports and port facilities of the island, while no injury has been identified or reported.

The Port Authorities of Kefallinia prohibited the departure of all the stranded boats and those that suffered material damage until the presentation of a relevant certificate of worthiness.

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  • September 20, 2020 at 9:21 pm
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    Tragic news for Kefalonia and her sister islands, especially when so much had already been damaged by the pandemic. My friend in Skala, where we come every year, says the pine trees have all gone from the beach. Our hearts and prayers go to all our friends on the beautiful island and itneighbours. Tragic.

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