Theofilos days numbered

Theofilos under tow to be laid up.
Apostolos Kaknis photo

The 1975 built Theofilos, known in Tasmania as Abel Tasman is bound for scrap according to reports from Greece, where she has been laid up for some years now.

The following is a report from

End of Season for “Theophilos”

Author: Panagiotis Skapetis Category: Lemnos

Conversely, time is running out for the ship Theofilos of the old Lesvos-based NEL, until it is divested.

The “ship” of the Lesvos Shipping Company, built in 1975, was in the new Molos Drapetsona for about 4 years and then for two years, it was transferred to a “shipyard” in the bay of Elefsina where it was just waiting for the bureaucratic procedures to be completed. pending for its completion.

The new leadership of the Ministry of Maritime and Island Policy is hastening the process of “clearing” the port of Eleusis from the debris of old ships that have been unsafe for years and are also a danger, as they are half submerged and can cause marine pollution.

Eleusis has been proclaimed European Capital of Culture for 2021, so the “graveyard” of ships along the city’s coastal front is one of the issues that must be addressed.