Friday, 30 March 2018

The Avantis ...

Has finally gone to the scrapyard ...


Yesterday,  the cargo ship Avantis was towed out of the port by tug, The Avantis which has remained an eyesore in the harbour of Agios Georgios after the fire on board, back in September 2012, sailed for the last time.

Laid up since 23rd July 2012 in Skiathos island port the vessel was confiscated in a very sad condition. On 4th September 2012 she suffered a fire in the accommodation rooms. Her fate remained unknown. Her owners based in Chalkis Greece had already ceased operating.

The cargo vessel had been a major concern with the ongoing risk of pollution of the surrounding area, and an extended ongoing situation with the administrators resisting the removal of the boat. Without any apparent plans for the burned out hulk.

Gone but not forgotten, and apparently off to a scrapyard in Turkey ...

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2 comments:

  1. After all these years it won't be the same with out her!!

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    1. No Will, but at least the view will be much better ...

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