Little hope of finding missing Piri Reis crewmen as crash is probed

Greek authorities have all but given up hope of finding eight Syrian crew members of a foreign cargo ship that sunk off the coast of the Peloponnese at the end of last month.

Two sailors of the Cook Islands-flagged Piri Reis were found drowned a few hours after the vessel collided with another foreign ship, the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged Consouth, off the coast of Methoni on April 29.

Greece’s state service for investigating marine accidents, known by its acronym ELYDNA, is due to submit its report on its investigation into the collision to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in due course.