Agence France-PresseJuly 10, 2013 08:11
A Greek submarine on Wednesday crashed into an ancient pier on the island of Crete, once home to the Bronze Age Minoans who are regarded as Europe's first advanced civilisation, the navy said.
The submarine hit the ancient pier while trying to avoid ship traffic in shallow waters in the Bay of Souda, where a NATO base is also located.
"There were no injuries among the crew and no damage to the submarine," the navy statement said, adding that the vessel had been rerouted for inspection after the accident. It did not say how badly the pier was damaged.