Mykonos buoy was drifted after the destroy of its anchoring system
The POSEIDON buoy which was deployed north of Mykonos island was detached from its anchorage early in the morning of 23rd of July 2020 and started to drift southwards to Naxos island. After communication with the Naxos port authorities by the HCMR’s Naval service and members of POSEIDON team, a rescue mission was organized by the Lieutenant of the Coast Guard Nikos Gyparakis which resulted to the successful recovery of the buoy by the local trawl “ELENI K.” and its transportation to Naxos port on the afternoon of the same day. Three days later, the R/V PHILIA on its route from Piraeus to Heraklion, made a stop at Naxos port and collected the buoy which was finally reached the HCMR’s facilities in Crete. The president of HCMR expressed his gratitude to Lieutenant Gyparakis and to the captain and crew of ELENI K. for their precious help to the successful recovery of the POSEIDON buoy.