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Oil Spill: Authorities declare beaches at Palaio Faliro are pollution-free

A group of several government officials, including Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, went to Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Tuesday morning. In a festive mood, they declared that the beaches along the Palaio Faliro part of the Athens Riviera coastline were free from oil spill pollution. Several swimmers, mostly …

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New oil spill in the Saronic Gulf after vessel sinks in Aspropyrgos

One more vessel sank in the Saronic Gulf, this time in Aspropyrgos bay, east of Halyvourgiki pier, some 20 km west from Athens. Cargo Vessel “Elefantas” sank on Tuesday afternoon while it was anchored. The wreck occurred after water inflow, the vessel Inspection conducted by the Port Authority showed “marine …

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Government MP claims he swam in Voula and saw “no oil spill”

Thanassis Papachristopoulos, lawmaker from SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) claimed on Thuesday: “Beacuse I have a problem with my foot, I went for a swim in Voula. I  saw no oil spill.” Papachristoupolos made his statement while he was addressing the Greek Parliament. And while Health authorities warn …

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World Wildlife Fund Greece files lawsuit over tanker oil spill in Saronic Gulf

The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece’s largest port. The environmental group’s Greek branch filed the lawsuit in the port city of Piraeus against “anyone found responsible,” a common practice when a party …

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Oil Spill: Along the Ghost Beaches of the Athens Riviera (pictures)

A really warm, sweet Sunday in September. At midday the thermometer shows 34-35 degrees Celsius. A perfect day for a swim in Athens Riviera. A perfect day for families and couples and single swimmers to go to the beach and enjoy the cooling sea. If only… As I travel on …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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Oil Spill: To Swim or Not To Swim? Stand of Athens Riviera beaches

Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouloumblis stunned and confused residents of Athens, Piraeus and Salamina when he stated Thursday evening on Skai TV that “people can go swimming” there was no problem in Salamina. Indeed. Friday morning, some brave ones wore their bathing suits, packed their things and went for their daily …

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EU Commission sends anti-pollution vessel to assist Greece in oil spill clean up

The European Commission has responded to Greece’s request for assistance and has sent an anti-pollution vessel to help with the clean up of the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. According to a statement issued by the European Commission, Greece had activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism requesting the vessel. …

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Rescued Sea Bird becomes the symbol of Salamina oil spill

A young sea bird was rescued by a photographer covering the oil spill in Salamina on Tuesday. The kingfisher or Alceonida  – Alkioni as we call these birds in Greek – was trapped in what it used to be the sea. It was stuck in the black sticky masses covering …

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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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Norwegian frigate at risk of sinking after collision with Greek-owned tanker (videos)

A race against time is underway in the North Sea with huge efforts to prevent a Norwegian frigate from sinking. A Greek-owned crude oil tanker collided with frigate KNM Helge Ingstad off Norway last night. Aerial footage of the KNM Helge Ingstad taken at various points today by #Norway Coastal …

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Greek authorities declare “sea and beaches in Athens Riviera are pollution free”

Greek authorities and the Greek Center for Marine Research officially declared the beaches, the sea, the sea bottom and the benthic ecosystem along the Athens Riviera as free from the oil spill pollution after tanker Agia Zoni II sank that occurred beginning of September 2017. On 15. Sept 2017, authorities …

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Greece 2017, a year in review: Beautiful video by UpDrones

The first light of the day in Acropolis, a sunset in the Cap Sounion. But also pictures that shocked like the oil spil in Athens Riviera and the flash floods in Mandra. Greece as seen from drones. A review of 2017. Filmed and beautifully set together by the group Up …

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Greek Navy warship runs aground off the port of Piraeus

A warship of the Greek Navy run aground in the sea area where tanker Agia Zoni II sank beginning of September. In a statement, the Navy said that there have been no injuries neither fuel leakage into the sea. Hellenic Navy frigate “Kanaris” run aground at 6:15 Thursday morning as …

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Greek autumn arrives with rainfalls, thunderstorms, temperature drop

Autumn begins astronomical on September 22nd, but the Greek Autumn arrives already today with rainfalls, thunderstorms, strong Western and North winds and temperature drop during the day, . According to meteorologists and the National Meteorology Service,the bad weather front will start in Western Greece and move to areas of Central …

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