Greek Navy frigate KANARIS aground, Saronic Gulf

Greek Navy frigate KANARIS (F 464) ran aground at around 0600 LT Nov 2 in the Saronic Gulf near the site where tanker AGIA ZONI II sank. As of 1330 UTC Nov 2, frigate understood to be still aground. Underwater survey didn’t find hull damages, no leak reported. Cause of the grounding yet unknown. After refloating, frigate is to be towed to Naval Base, so probably there was some mechinal damage either prior to grounding, or as a result of grounding.
Greek Navy Elli-class frigate KANARIS (F 464) displacement 3500 ton, armament guns and missiles, 2 helicopters, complement around 190, commissioned in 2002.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.