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Πλοία που για χρόνια σκούριαζαν στον βυθό ανασύρονται σταδιακά στην ακτή (βίντεο)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, a worker walks on a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ΑΘΗΝΑ. Δεκάδες πλοία που για χρόνια παρέμεναν να σκουριάζουν στον βυθό της Ελευσίνας, ανασύρονται σταδιακά στην ακτή, στο πλαίσιο του καθαρισμού της θαλάσσιας περιοχής γύρω από τα Ναυπηγεία Περάματος.

Μικρά, ιδιωτικά σκάφη, εμπορικά πλοία, αλλά και κρουαζιερόπλοια βρίσκονται μισοβυθισμένα ή κάτω από την επιφάνεια του νερού, πολλά εδώ και δεκαετίες, μολύνοντας το θαλάσσιο οικοσύστημα.

Πολλοί ειδικοί τα έχουν χαρακτηρίσει «οικολογικές βόμβες», ενώ αποτελούν απειλή και για την ναυσιπλοΐα της περιοχής.

«Μιλάμε για περίπου 27 ναυάγια και πιθανώς 12 επικίνδυνα και βλαβερά πλοία», δήλωσε ο εκτελεστικός διευθυντής του Οργανισμού Λιμένα Ελευσίνας, Χαράλαμπος Γαργαρέτας.

Από το Λιμάνι του Πειραιά μέχρι το νησάκι της Σαλαμίνας, η θάλασσα είναι γεμάτη με 52 τέτοια ναυάγια, δήλωσε ο επικεφαλής της Αρχής Δημοσίων Λιμένων, Δημοσθένης Μπακόπουλος.

«Δεν χρειάζεται να είσαι επιστήμονας να αντιληφθείς ότι τα ναυάγια είναι μία περιβαλλοντική βόμβα που υποβαθμίζει το περιβάλλον των κοντινών Δήμων», ανέφερε ο κ. Μπακόπουλος.

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(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, half sunken and abandoned ships, in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, an abandoned ship is tied up in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Authorities have begun efforts to remove dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships that lie semi-submerged or completely sunken near the major port of Piraeus, the nearby island of Salamina and the Gulf of Elefsina, an industrial area of shipyards and factories. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, a man fishes as a half sunken and abandoned ships are moored in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, a half sunken ferry lays on its side in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, half sunken and abandoned ships are photographed in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.”(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, an abandoned ship is tied up in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, abandoned ships are moored in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, seagulls sit on a half sunken cruise ship in the Gulf of Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, workers cut up the rusted remains of a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, workers cut up the rusted remains of a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.”(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, workers cut up the rusted remains of a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.”(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, workers cut up the rusted remains of a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, in a shipyard of Perama, west of Athens, workers cut up the rusted remains of a ferry that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.”(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 photo, a small boat, that was recovered after spending years as a shipwreck is photographed at a dock in Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 photo, small boats, that were recovered after spending years as shipwrecks are photographed at a dock in Elefsina, west of Athens. Dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships lie semi-submerged or completely sunken around the Gulf of Elefsina, near Greece’s major port of Piraeus. Now authorities are beginning to remove the dilapidated ships. Some of them have been there for decades, leaking hazards like oil into the environment and creating a danger to modern shipping. One expert calls the abandoned ships “an environmental bomb.” (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)