|Earthquake? No, Greek builders!|
But perhaps more worrying for those afloat is the dramatic effect the earthquake is said to have had on the seabed contours, especially off the southern end of the island. Previous 'deep' water may now be quite shallow with some reports saying charted depths of 12 metres are now returning depths of 6 metres on electronic sounders. The advice from the Greek Hydrographic Office is to exercise caution when approaching bays and harbours as depths may be significantly less than shown on charts.