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Pylos Shipwreck: Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians

A Greek judge dismissed charges against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece lacked jurisdiction. Shortly after the trial opened in the southern …

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Access to Shipwreck on Zakynthos prohibited also in 2024

With a joint ministerial decision Greece has prohibited again in 2024 the access to famous  Shipwreck of Zakynthos (Navagio), both to the beach from the sea and from land, as well as to the edge of the so-called plateau. The decision was signed by the ministers of Citizen Protection, Maritime …

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Survivors of Pylos shipwreck file suit at Maritime Court of Piraeus

Forty of the 104 survivors of the deadly shipwreck off Pylos, in south-western Greece in June 2023, filed a lawsuit against all responsible persons at the Maritime Court of Piraeus on Thursday. The suit was filed by their lawyers, according to a joint statement by the Network for the Rights …

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Council of Europe: Greece must effectively investigate Pylos shipwreck

Greece has a legal obligation to conduct effective investigations into the Pylos shipwreck, which resulted in the death of more than 80 persons with many hundreds still missing, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said in a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis released …

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Two more bodies recovered: Shipwreck death toll rises to 80

The bodies of two more migrants were recovered by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday, near where a fishing boat full of migrants capsized last week, raising the death toll from 78 to 80. The two bodies were transferred to the port city of Kalamata, which is where the 104 …

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Shipwreck: Desperate relatives seek for their beloved ones in Greece

With pictures on their mobiles or at hand, relatives and friends are desperately searching among the fishing boat survivors for their beloved ones. They have traveled from several countries to Greece to seek for their people with whom they lost contact since Wednesday, June 16, when the fishing boat capsized …

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Shipwreck: Nine Egyptians arrested as suspects of trafficking gang

Nine Egyptian men arrested as the suspected traffickers of the migrants on board the sunken fishing boat off Pylos were led before a public prosecutor in Kalamat late on Thursday and charged. They were given until Monday to prepare their testimony. The nine men are accused for forming a criminal …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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Two survivors of Kafireas shipwreck arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Two men who are believed to be responsible for the sinking of a boat that cost the lives of 22 people at Cape Kafireas were arrested by the Port Authority of Karystos, in southern Evia island, on Thursday. According to the 12 survivors, the boat was carrying 68 migrants when …

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Over 30 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Kythera and Lesvos (videos)

More than 30 migrants are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the island of Kythera in south Peloponnese and Lesvos in the eastern Aegean Sea in less than 12 hours. Residents of a Greek island pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs in dramatic rescues after two …

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Shipwreck with 95 migrants off Kythera: Dramatic rescue operation

A shipwreck with 95 migrants occurred off the island of Kythera, south Peloponnese late on Wednesday. There are reports of at least 5 dead people, some 15 people are stranded on the rocks. According to latest information, 30 people have been rescued, so far. Under difficult weather conditions, with strong …

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UPDATE Rocks fall on Shipwreck, after earthquake strikes with 5.4R between Kefalonia and Zakynthos

A earthquake stroke with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale between the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Greece’s Geodynamic Institute announced. The tremor occurred at 10:36 Thursday morning 70 km West of Zakunthos and 57km South-West of Lixouri on Kefalonia. It focal depth was …

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