2017 Sinking of Agia Zoni II

In October 2017, the oil tanker Agia Zoni II sank in Greece. The MAU experts from Cedre and ISPRA were mobilized for a mission to support the oil assessment and removal.
Coordinates Lat.  37.9315, Long.  23.564167
Date 10 September 2017
Country Greece
Location Saronic Gulf
Cause Sinking
Oil type Fuel oil
Quantity spilled Estimated to be in the region of 700 m3

On 10 September 2017, the tanker Agia Zoni II was traveling with 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 370 tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO). The ship sank in the Saronic Gulf near the island of Salamina, Greece.

The relevant authorities managed to almost completely seal the tanker, but a large oil slick was released contaminating the island’s beaches. The oil slick covered the shores along the island of Salamina and southern Athens.

Vessels and environmental experts were dispatched by the authorities to clean up the spilled oil.