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+++F-16 crashes in North Aegean Sea. Pilot rescued

An F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed into the sea area south of Halkidiki in the northern Aegean Sea early Wednesday afternoon. Big Search And Rescue operation underway. According to initial media information, there is serious evidence that the pilot managed to abandon the aircraft as eyewitnesses …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry sends note verbale over Turkish Navtex

The Foreign Ministry has sent a note verbale to the Turkish government regarding two recent navigational telexes (Navtex) that Ankara issued reserving a large area in the Aegean for aeronautical exercises and linking Greece’s sovereignty over a number of islands to their demilitarization. Diplomatic sources told the AMNA news agency …

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Red Sprites: Rare phenomenon over the Aegean Sea

Luminous Transient Events (TLE’s) over storms in the Greek area: a very rare phenomenon, the Red Sprites, occurred over a storm in the Aegean Sea on November 12, 2023. The amazing phenomenon was capture by @csath who posted the picture on social media. Last night, "Jellyfish" Sprite over the #thunderstorms …

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Two earthquakes jolt the island of Kassos in south Aegean Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale were recorded on Thursday off the island of Kassos in the southern Aegean Sea, the Athens National Observatory’s Geodynamics Institute said. The tremors were recorded at 10.18 a.m. and 10.24 a.m. The first quake’s epicenter was located in the sea region 28km …

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UPDATE Ferries, ships to islands and Crete docked due to gale-force winds

Greece’s Shipping Ministry issued on Monday a ban on sailing of ships and ferries due to gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea reaching up to 9 Beaufort. Ships will not be sailing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio to the islands of Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete. Ferries …

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Powerful winds disrupt sea traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful northern winds blowing locally with intensity up to 9 Beaufort disrupt sea traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday, October 17, 2022. Affected are mainly the routes to the Cyclades islands. Monday morning the schedules to Cyclades from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, in South-East Attica,Problems, were canceled, …

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Greece warning: Powerful winds in the Aegean may affect sea traffic

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a warning for the sea traffic due to powerful northern winds in the  Aegean Sea. Gusty winds many disrupt sea traffic. Winds blowing with intensity of 7 to 8 Beaufort and locally up to 9 are forecast on Thursday, EMY warned in its emergency …

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Powerful winds disrupt ferry traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted the departure of ferries from the mainland to the islands, especially to the Cyclades group. Ferries were unable to depart the ports of Rafina for Cyclades and Lavrio in south-eastern Attica on Tuesday morning due to rough sea, …

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Greece will challenge the “Turkaegean” trademark, say Gov’t officials

With six months delay and only after the news that the European Union approved Turkey’s tourism trademark “TurkAegean” flooded media and websites over the weekend, Greece said it will challenge the European decision. Several government officials said on Tuesday that the decision will be challenged, however, without elaborating. Tourism Minister …

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Shipwreck with over 100 migrants off Mykonos; injured, missing (video)

A big Search And Rescue operation has been launched by the Greek Coast Guard after it was alerted on a shipwreck with over 100 migrants on board of a sailing boat carrying them from Turkey to Europe via Greece. According to preliminary reports, there are injured passengers and at least …

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Ferries from Greek islands in North Aegean to Turkish ports to be relaunched

Ferries connecting Greek islands in the north Aegean Sea with Turkish ports will be relaunched in March, it was reported on Thursday. The first such route from the island of Chios to Cesme will begin on March 23 The first route from Mytilini, Lesvos, to Ayvalık is set for April …

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UNHCR “deeply distressed” over recent migrant’s deaths in the Aegean Sea

The UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees, said that it was “deeply distressed” by the recent death toll in Greece’s Aegean Sea, where at least 31 people lost their lives in three separate shipwrecks between 21 and 24 December, while an unknown number are still missing. “It is heart-rending …

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