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Tanker Oil Spill out of control, reaches Piraeus and beaches in Athens Riviera

With every wind blow, with every wave the oil spill sails a bit further. The thick, oily, stinky, black carpet breaks into pieces that now sail independently, swept away by the winds, the waves and the sea currents. It is normally the penetrating smell of petroleum that has locals to …

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Huge ecological disaster after tanker sinks off Salamis island in Saronic Gulf

More than two thousand tones of fuel were poured into the sea when a tanker sank off the island of Salamis in the west of the Argo-Saronic Gulf on Sunday. An unprecedented ecological disaster with huge impact on the environment, the wildlife and the local economy. Tanker Agia Zoni II …

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Ancient sanctuaries described by Pausanias emerging from underwater in Salamis

An underwater ruin that could be the remains of a public building situated near the port of Salamis in antiquity – possibly one seen and mentioned by the traveler and geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD – is gradually emerging following an archaeological investigation of Ambelakia bay near the …

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Ancient Greece: Underwater research reveals port of Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Archaeological underwater research in the east coast of the island of Salamina revealed part of the port where the fleet of the alliance of the Greek-city states had gathered before the legendary Battle of Salamis against the Persian empire in 480 BC. The battle of Salamis is one of the …

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Greek Coast Guard arrests Turkish sailor for spying

A Turkish sailor is facing charges of spying following his arrest at the port of Elefsina, western Attica, the Hellenic Coast Guard said on Friday. According to a statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard, the 51-year-old, a member of the crew of the Turkish cargo vessel M/V Makbule Ana, was …

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