Blast on Russian-flagged ship leaves two injured near Volos

Blast on Russian-flagged ship leaves two injured near Volos

Two Russian nationals were seriously injured following an explosion on board a cargo ship docked at Amaliapoli near Volos, central Greece, on Saturday.

Initial reports suggested that the incident occurred on board the Russian-flagged Nakhodka following an explosion in a storage area at the ship’s prow.

According to the Greek coast guard, the vessel’s 11-member crew were all Russian nationals, while the ship’s mission was to load cargo from Greek company Loulis Mills, a producer of and trader in flour products.

The victims were being treated at a local health facility in the area of Almyros over the weekend, while authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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