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Part of Cabrera cargo ship raised from the sea off Andros

TAGS: Shipping, Environment

The stern of the Cabrera cargo ship that ran aground off the Cycladic island of Andros on Christmas Eve last year were successfully raised Monday.

The specific part of the ship, which was at 35 meters below sea level and 100 meters from shore, was raised by a special crane from the Netherlands weighing 2,400 tons.

The rest of the ship was left at sea as it was not deemed to pose a threat to the environment by the Center for Maritime Research.

The Cabrera was sailing to Finland carrying 3,400 tons of ferronickel when strong winds forced it onto rocks on December 24.

All nine crew members were rescued but rough weather led to the vessel’s sinking.

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