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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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Meteo Service issues Weather Warning for South-Eastern Greece

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning especially for the islands in central and south-eastern Aegean Sea, including the island of Crete. EMY has warned of heavy rainfalls and strong thunderstorms and gale-force winds up 9 Beaufort. The barometric low will be of short duration, of no longer …

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Turkey illegally expands Search & Rescue area in Aegean and East Med

Illegally and deliberately Turkey expanded the Search and Rescue responsibility area in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea with a post on …Twitter on Saturday. The move not only covers areas of Greek and Cypriot jurisdiction areas, it also brings the Greek-Turkish dispute over maritime zones at a new, …

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Cyclades: Islands and islets in the Aegean Sea for sale

Several small islands in the Aegean Sea have been put up for sale by real estate agencies on Greek advertisement sites. The islands for sale belong to the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea and are close to well-known islands like Folegandros, Sikinos, Amorgos and Koufonisia and Syros. The …

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