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  Wreckage of sunken tanker removed

    jeudi 27 septembre 2012


27.09. 17:45

After six months of salvage work, the wreckage of the "Kenos Athena" was completely removed by Sep 27, 2012, off the coast of South China’s Guangdong province. All the wreckage has been cleaned up according to a statement of the Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration.

The "Kenos Athena" became a focus of media and public attention after it sank 4.1 nautical miles off the coast of the city of Shanwei, as it was loaded with 7,000 tonnes of concentrated sulfuric acid and had 140 tonnes of fuel in its tank.

Experts decided to clean up the concentrated sulfuric acid and fuel before salvaging the wreckage. No pieces of wreckage or sources of pollution had been detected after the salvage work was completed.
All responsibility for the wrecked ship should be taken by the ROK side, as the ship’s own problems were to blame for its demise. Guangdong’s maritime administration will seek compensation from ship’s owner. All 18 crew members - including 10 from Myanmar, four from Indonesia and four from the ROK - had been rescued.