Cafer Dede Aground
On November 8, the 182 meter long, 26000 dwt container vessel Cafer Dede went aground on the Island of Syros, Greece. The cause of the grounding is a mystery. At the time of the incident, the weather was calm and there was good visibility. There were no injuries to the 19 crewmen on board. Greek authorities are concern that the Cafer Dede could cause an environmental disaster like the Rena which went aground a month ago off New Zealand. Two tugs are on site and oil booms have been placed around the vessel. Current reports state there is no signs of leaks or pollution being released. The Cafer Dede had been scheduled to sail between Salerno, Italy and Port of Izmir, Turkey.