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Photographer:George Givisis [View profile]Title:TOMKOAdded:Sep 03, 2013
Captured:January 12, 2013IMO:8965385Hits:1,956
Location:Perama, Piraeus, Greece
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Under 3000gt)
Small cargo ship TOMKO laid up in Salamina island, Greece, January 2013.

She was caught smuggling cigarettes in February 2011 near island Hydra in Saronic gulf, with Bolivia flag (port register La Paz), she had seized and remained for about eighteen months in the harbor of Nafplio. According to a statement of her captain, smuggled cigarettes were loaded in a port of Turkey and their destination was Albania.

The summer of 2012 was towed to Eleusis bay initially and thereafter to Ambelakia of Salamina island, and the last time located in Perama anchorage.

Former names : EVANGELISTRIA, SKYROS. Year of build : 1948 (but where ???). Any information about her is welcome.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Skyros (Until 1976)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:149 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1948
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Australis on Jun 30, 2016 11:44 (3 years ago)
TOMKO ex-EVANGELLISTRIA was commissioned in the Greek Navy from 1947 to 1973 as the lighthouse tender SKYROS. She was definitely a prewar build German coaster and all indications point at GESINE.
PLEIAS (a similar German coaster) had foundered in 1963 off Xylokastro.
Tilemachos Kalyvas on Mar 18, 2016 13:20 (3 years ago)
Unfortunately, after PLEIAS was sold have lost any further movements.
Cpt. Tilemachos F. Kalyvas
Tilemachos Kalyvas on Mar 18, 2016 13:18 (3 years ago)
Without prejudice this motorship is our ex PLEIAS or sister ship. she definitely is built before 1940, probably in 1937. My father owned PLEIAS as from 1959 to 1963.
George Givisis on Sep 04, 2013 20:00 (5 years ago)
Thank you very much Frits.

But the build year that you quote (1937), contrasts with the year 1948, which corresponds to the number IMO 8965385 (shown in photo). What happens here ? What is your opinion ?
Frits Olinga on Sep 04, 2013 07:20 (5 years ago)
Hi George,

1937 built as "Gesine" by Schiffswerft Ewald Berninghaus at Köln.
Owner: Karl Schepers--Haren Ems-Germany
2 sister ships: "Jan" and "Merkur".
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