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Blue Star Patmos detached free a week after it ran aground off Ios (video)

The operation to detach passenger ferry Blue Star Patmos was successfully concluded on Wednesday, a week after it run aground off the island of Ios with 205 passengers and  87 crew members on board. Boats are towing the ferry  to the port of Ios, where is expected to unload the …

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Four passengers injured as Sea Jet 2 collides with pier at the port of Sifnos

Two passengers were injured when high speed catamaran Sea Jet 2 collided with the pier while it was docking at the port of the island of Sifnos in central Aegean Sea. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning when Sea Jet 2 was trying to dock. According to the Greek Coast …

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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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Prank in a bar in Chania leaves tourist unconscious (video)

A group of  five brainless men decided to go for a prank against a tourist. It is a miracle that the tasteless trick did not have a tragic ending. A video from the security camera in a bar in Almyrida in Chania on the island of Crete, shows a group …

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Large part of Blue Star Patmos detached; Video towboats in action

Towboats managed to detach the largest part of the passenger ferry BLUE STAR PATMOS from the reef. The ferry ran aground just before entering the port of Ios in the early morning hours of Wednesday. However the bow remained stuck and a new operation took place on Saturday by a …

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Dramatic moments on board when Blue Star Patmos runs aground off Ios island

Ferry BLUE STAR PATMOS remain aground off the island of Ios on Thursday morning and inspection is expected to continue during the day. On board is half of the 87-member crew, while the other half and the 205 passengers were evacuated short after the accident occurred in the early morning …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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Scotland Yard is looking for Madeleine’s secret in Athens

Scotland Yard is looking for the secret of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Athens after a witness contacted the team Grange. A Greek newspaper revealed that a German citizen living in Athens contacted  “Team Grange” claiming he had information about the case as he was in nearby area when 3-year-old …

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UPD3 Village on Zakynthos evacuated as raging wildfire has burned down houses

The small village of Anafonitria in the northwest part of the island of Zakynthos is being evacuated as the raging wildfire has been threatening houses and human lives. Already some houses have been burned down. The fire broke out short before 12 noon Saturday in a forest and low vegetation …

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Hundreds of children evacuated from summer camp as wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth

Hundreds of children from a summer camp were evacuated as a huge wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth in Northeastern Peloponnese. The fire broke out in an inaccessible pine forest area late afternoon near the village of Ano Almyri and spread quickly because strong wind blowing with intensity of 5 Beaufort. …

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Greek Church warns of fraudsters posing as fundraisers for “burned” monasteries

The office of Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and the Archdiocese of Athens said on Saturday that they have never authorized anyone to raise money on their behalf to repair damage incurred by monasteries in the recent fires. The Archdiocese of Athens issued a statement on Saturday in response to reports that …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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Local authorities cry “Arson!” as two more wildfires rage in Kefalonia

One more horror night for the island of Kefalonia after two wildfires broke out at the same time in Karavado and Pastra (Alimmatas) in the south of the island around 9 o’ clock on Thursday night. Firefighters and volunteers rushed to take the fire under control before it could reach …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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