The Honduran-flagged Demetrios II ran aground on rocks close to the Paphos village of Chlorakas in stormy seas on March 23, 1998. The ship measures approximately 60 metres in length and weighs more than 900 tonnes.
Demetrios II was carrying cargo from Halkida to Limassol in March 1998 and had a crew of eight when it ran aground. Four of the crew were Greek, two Pakistanis and two Syrians. The crew was lifted to safety by a British military helicopter.