Two people were taken to hospital when a Greek Navy minesweeper collided with a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship outside the port of Piraeus near Athens early Tuesday, local media reported.
Skai TV reported that four members of the minesweeper Kallisto’s 27-person crew were pulled from the Aegean Sea by rescuers.
The two in hospital are there as a precaution, local media said.
The 266-meter (873-foot) Portuguese ship Maersk Launceston was headed to Turkey before the accident. Its captain was arrested and is under investigation.
The 57-meter (187-foot) minesweeper is being towed to Salamina for a damage assessment.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.