MV Demetrios II

The M/V Demetrios II was a cargo ship, built in 1964 by J. J. Sietas, at their shipbuilding yard in Hamburg-Neuenfelde, Germany.

Demetrios II
Coordinates34°47′15.1″N 32°23′11.8″E

Paphos accident

The Honduran-flagged M/V Demetrios II ran aground off Paphos Lighthouse on 23 March 1998 in heavy seas, during a voyage from Greece to Syria with a cargo of timber.

At the time of the accident, the ship had eight crew members - 4 Greeks, 2 Pakistanis and 2 Syrians. The crew were rescued and airlifted to the safety of Paphos by a British military helicopter.

It was subsequently confirmed in the Lloyd's List that the competency certificates for the Greek captain and the Pakistani first officer were forgeries.

The wreck can clearly be seen whilst traveling along the center of Paphos to Coral Bay Road.

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