Greece reports of an incident near the port of Piraeus. It is reported that, that there was a collision of a cargo ship with a ship of the Greek Navy. According to recent reports, we are talking about the minesweeper Callisto.
The force of the blow was like this, that the stern part of the warship was torn off - the minesweeper was actually torn in half.
At the moment, the incident is being investigated and the causes of the collision are being clarified, occurring at a relatively high speed. known, that the captain of a civilian ship has been arrested. noted, that a cargo ship was heading from the Greek Piraeus to the Turkish Canakkale. In this case, the ship belongs to the company, registered in Hamburg, Germany.
reported, what a minesweeper, or rather, what was left, had to be towed in a non-standard version to a naval base, located on the island of Salamis in the Saronic Gulf.
Video presented, how sea tugs try to get Callisto to the site, where the damage caused to him will be assessed.
Minesweeper “Callisto” formerly belonged to the British Navy. He was launched 35 years ago. Original title – HMS Berkeley. The British actively used HMS Berkeley to clear the water area during the Gulf War in 1991 year. FROM 2001 minesweeper is in service in the Greek Navy.
Experts suggest, that after the incident, the minesweeper will be sent for disposal.