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Ferries docked at Greece’s ports, sea traffic disrupted due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea on Tuesday, February 8, have disrupted sea traffic and forced big and small ferries to be docked at the ports of several parts of Greece.

Ferries remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Small ferries plying the Salamina-Pireaus ferry link are also not running, as are the ferry routes Igoumenitsa-Corfu, Kyllini-Zakynthos, Kyllini – Kefalonia and Rio-Antirrio.

  • Passengers that intend to travel should call the local port authorities and travel agencies to be informed about changes in ferry departures, routes due to the adverse weather conditions.

Ferry “Dionysios Solomos” was forced to anchor in the bay of the island of Milos around Monday midnight as it could not dock neither at the port of Milos nor of Sifnos due to the stormy winds.

The ferry with 160 passengers on board, 45 trucks, 59 private cars and 9 motorbikes will remain docked in the safety of the bay until weather conditions will permit it to continue its journey, the Greek Coast Guard said in a statement.

The ferr was conducting its scheduled route Piraeus-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-folegandros-Sikinos-Santorini.

According to the weather warning issued by the National Meteorological Service EMY, the powerful winds are forecast to weaken sometime on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. More details here on KTG.

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