M/T Agia Zoni II – Fighting Against Sea Surface & Shoreline Oil Pollution
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 01:45, the tanker Agia Zoni II loaded with fuel oil and marine gas oil, sank southeast of Atalanti Island, Salamis. Oil spill at sea was observed from the first hours of the incident, while the leak of an undefined amount of petroleum products resulted to an extensive pollution of the marine and coastal area of Salamis. In the next few days, oil pollution was recorded in other parts of the Saronic Gulf and reached the south Attica coastal front.
Antipollution was one of the contractors involved in the coastal clean-up operations. For the completion of this challenging project, all basic and advanced coastline cleaning techniques were used, such as manual, mechanical, high pressure and flushing. A state-of-the-art oil containment and recovery equipment (diaphragm pumps/air pumps, high-pressure hot/cold portables, skimmers, antipollution booms, sorbents of all types etc.) along with company’s vessels, assisted oil spill response team experts to fight against oil pollution for almost 3 months, with a high sense of responsibility for the protection of the marine and coastal environment.