14C – 27C
Motor ship “Kassandra” with a 8 member crew, sailed on the 27th of February 1973 from Volos port with a cargo of 580 tones of concrete heading to the islands of Patmos, Kalymnos and Kos. At 20.15 of the next day (28/02/73), while the ship was travelling along the South Evoikos Bay being between Evoikos coast and the islands of Dipsa and Akios Platourada,the captain realized that the ship’s direction was 45º degrees of the correct course and he noticed a rocky coast at a distance of 150 meters. He immediately turned the helm to the right and stopped the function of the engine, but it was too late.The ship crashed into the rocky bottom near the island Akios Platourada. At first, the ship was watertight but later it had an inclination of 20º degrees to the right and there was also a water inflow in the bottom of the ship and in the engine room. As a result, the ship was half sunk. On the 2nd of March 1973, the crew tied up the ship to the coast with ropes from the bow in order not to prevent it from sinking and abandoned it. However, both the cargo and the ship were destroyed. The ship wreck is a great subject for underwater photography!!