First sign of tug (to the left of Blue Ferry)
The stern is now clear of the corner of the cliff which is near the funnel, and starting to enter Fira Old Port.
All boats in the water but remain under the falls. There is reduced activity by the pilot door but port-quarter door/ramp is now open and
Tow forrard now slack and Ferry repositioning broad on the port bow with tow still connected.
No 2 boat being lowered to water, nos 4 & 6 still waiting under the falls.
Activity by pilot door continues. Other lifeboats from vessels in the bay have joined the local flotilla.
There is a tow from forrard (to a ferry) but the Fira Old Port North Cliff is getting close as she drifts downwind.
Boat 2 remains at the deck edge and boats 4 & 6 are in the water
Ther are three passenger tenders alonside, with personnel being transferred to/from the after one from the pilot
The Shore flotilla gathers, including the first two ferries capable of providing a light tow.
Boats 2,4 & 6 still at deck level. Port pilot door open.
Irrelevant foreground detail eliminated in view of early comments.
The ship lies stopped, and regardless of her previous intentions (see photo 3) it is clear that from this point onwards the intention was to close towards Fira Old Port, and possibly to anchor or moor there.
The absolute time of this photo is not known accurately at present but the time of all subs
The overlay is on an old tourist photo that shows a typical use of the Fira Old Port buoys C & D. On the day of the incident both these buoys were vacant.
The following sequence of photos taken by tourists on other ships that came to assist starts with photo 5 with Sea Diamond stopped bows wes
Sea Diamond was steaming towards the camera having passed Athinios earlier on a course roughly parallel to the vessel show, but obviously closer inshore. Buoys A & B were vacant.
It is now clear she was intending to moor there for a port visit. The buoy she intended to use is not known but a ph
This photo was taken by a passenger and marked "Just after hitting land" The time is not yet known. There is a short very blurry video in the same album at http://picasaweb.google.com/juliejames/JohnandSarah/photo#5050872016169139890 and toghetr they suggest that Sea Diamond was stopped in
This is an old photo of Fira Old Port on Santorini showing typical mooring arrangements to the south of the port for ships visting.
Buoys A & B were vacant at the time of the Sea Diamond incident on 5 April 2007.