The ban on the movement of vehicles heaver than two tons along Zlatograd - Xanthi road over the past two weeks has brought serious discontent in Bulgaria. The trade flow in the region close to the border has been seriously hit and Bulgarian businessmen want Greece to allow the movement of heavy vehicles of up to 3.5 tons again.
The ConSouth carrier sailed under the flag of Antigua-Barbuda and had a 16-member crew. It was sailing from Turkey to Malta and it was empty. It collided with another cargo ship (Piri Reis), which had a crew of 17 people.