Passenger ship master arrested because of alleged overloading

The master of passenger ship Agios Athanasios (IMO 7813652) was arrested at midday on February 12th at the new port of Thassos because after a passenger count when the ship had left the port of Keramotis it was found that it was carrying an excess number of passengers.

There were 238 passengers on board, compared to a maximum allowed number of 175 based on the ship’s current security protocol. The Port Authority of Thassos, which conducted the preliminary investigation, imposed the administrative sanctions.

1979-built, Greece-flagged, 480 gt Agios Athanasios is owned and managed by Osios Maritime Co of Salamina, Greece. As of February 15th it was underway north of Thassos (departed February 15th), no named destination.