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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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Greece seamen union extends strike until May 19/2017

The Pan-Hellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) decided to launch a 48-hour strike for all categories of ships on May 16-17 2017. The strike will start at 00:01 Tuesday May 16th and end at 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17th.and ending at 24.00 on Wednesday, 16 May. The PNO warns of escalating its …

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Greece’s trains, ferries & public transport strike schedule Nov 5-6/2013

Greece’s workers at public transport means but also at trains and ferries will join the strike that public and private sector unions will launch on November 6th 2013. However trains and Proastiakos will stage also a work stoppage a day earlier. Strike schedule November 5, 2013 Trainose trains and Proastiakos …

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Greek seamen on 24h strike, Nov 6/2013

The union of Greek seamen PNO decided to join the 24-hour strike launched by private sector union umbrella GSEE on November 6th 2013. Ferries and ships will remain docked at the major harbors of the country.

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Greece’s Seamen Join the General Strike, Feb 7/12

Greek Seamen Federation decided to join the 24-hour general strike on February 7th, 2012. The strike will effect all kinds of ferries and ships, it strike will start at 00:01 Tuesday and will end at 12:00 pm. (source: here)

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Greek Seamen Partly Join the 24h Strike of Jan 17/2012

 Five seamen trade unions decided to join the 24-hour strike of the Greek private sector scheduled for January 17, 2012. Therefore, those willing to travel by boat and ferry tomorrow might face major difficulties. You are best advised to check with local port authorities and your travel agent, if you insist …

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UPDATE: Greece -General Strike-Flights, Ferries – June 15

uPDATE 06/14: Air traffic controllers cancelled their strike for June 15, 2011. All flights from/to Greece will operate as usual!  The union of seamen also declared to participate on the general strike. No ferries or other ships will sail from major Greek ports. Check with your travel agent for updates!

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Greek Atomic Energy Agency: Instructions for Greek ships/shipping companies in Japan

The Greek branch of International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a list of precautions for Greek shipping companies and crews of Greek vessels at ports, off shore or near Japan.  The EEAE considers the nuclear situation in Japan as ‘worsening’. “Given the state state of emergency following the accident at …

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Greeks evacuated from Libya report about the chaos

230 Greeks have been evacuated from Libya with three C-130 and two ships. Among the rescued is a employee at the Greek embassy in Tripoli, who got shot on the shoulder and the leg while driving through the streets of Tripoli.  However there are still 10 Greeks enclosed in the Sahara …

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Greek C-130’s on their way to Libya – Greeks there complain

Three C-130 aircraft have left Athens for Libya this morning in order to evacuate some 300 Greeks living and working in the chaos-driven country. They are expected to land at the airport of Tripoli and Sabha at 12 noon  and return the same day. According to Foreign Ministry estimations 100 …

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Upd: Greece’s lifts Sailing Ban

UPDATE: Greek Port authorities have lifted the ban of sailing due to stormy weather. All ships and ferry boats to sail as scheduled, but you better check with local port authorities and travel agents. This morning Greek Port Authorities  issued a sailing ban for ferry boats and ships today due …

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Greek Seamen suspend Strike – Nov 30

Greek Seamen suspended their strike after government ordered them to return back to work. Ferry boats and ships have started their engines as of six o’clock this morning. The strike that lasted one week has caused dramatic shortages on the islands.

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Greece Alert: Sailors extend strike for another 48 hours!

Greek sailors extend their strike for another 48 hours! No ships will sail until November 30, 2010, six o’ clock in the morning! Ferrby boats between Greece-italy are not affected! Strong reactions from agricultural products producers on the islands.

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Greek Seamen suspend strike (6upd)

6th UPDATE -Nov 30 2010: Greek seamen suspended strike this morning! 5th UPDATE – Nov 29 2010:  Greek government ordered striking seamen to return to work through a “civic mobilization”. Yet, It is not clear when and if ferry boats and ships will undock from Greek ports. Similar govenrment orders …

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