Cargo vessel remains stranded offshore Famagusta

A cargo ship which ran aground off Palm Beach, Famagusta remains stranded. The vessel was driven onto the rocks during a violent storm on 22nd December last year.

Divers confirmed that it remains firmly lodged on the rocks. Barriers and absorbent cloths were place around the dry bulk ship to protect against any pollution.

Recovery of the vessel has yet to begin. According to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the cost of the operation needs to be determined and negotiated with the shipowner.

Experts say that removal of the vessel would have to be carried out meticulously and could cost more than the total value of the ship.

Star Kibris, Cyprus Weekly

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