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Crew member about Antonis: “I thought he was black, Pakistani”

“I thought he was black, Pakistani,” the crew member who pushed 36-year-old passenger Antonis from a ferry in Piraeus port  last week is heard saying to captain revealing also a racist motive. The audio recording published by Mega TV on Tuesday, captured the dialogue between the captain and the crew …

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Prosecutor presses felony charges against 4 ferry crew members, incl captain

A prosecutor in Piraeus pressed felony charges against four crew members including the ferry captain for the death of 36-year-old passenger Antonis Karyotis at the port of Piraeus a day earlier. The charges pressed late on Wednesday are for manslaughter as well as for violating articles of Greece’s Maritime Law. …

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Foreign Ministry sends condolences to families of Ukrainian crew of Antonov

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Sunday expressed its deep sorrow to the families of the 8 Ukrainian crew members of the Antonov cargo airplane that crashed near Kavala, northern Greece, late on Saturday night. In a post on Twitter, the Greek Foreign Ministry said: “Profoundly saddened by the news of …

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UPDATE Antonov Crash: Greece’s Authorities on high alert due to a “white powder”

Teams of the Biological Defense Division of the Greek Army are expected to travel to the site of the Antonov crash, due to the existence of a “mysterious” white powder in the area. The white power shattered over the area raises fear of a toxic cargo. The evacuation of a …

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British-flagged yacht with 17 onboard sinks off Milos, SAR operation underway

A British-flagged yacht with 17 people on board sank some 16 nautical miles North-West of the island of Milos in the central Aegean Sea on Thursday morning, the Greek Coast Guard said. Search and Rescue  operation is underway. According to preliminary information, passengers and crew jumped into the sea, however, …

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UK forces storm Greek oil tanker after stowaways turned hostile

All crew members of the Liberia-flagged and Greek-operated tanker “Nave Andromeda” – among them five Greeks – are safe and well, the Greek shipping ministry announced on Monday. British special forces stormed the oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways …

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Explosion in passenger ferry docked in Heraklio: One dies, three injured

The 30-year-old crew member who was severely injured during the explosion succumbed to his injuries, media report on Monday afternoon. One of the three injured has been also taken to Intensive Care Unit even though his conditio9n is not described as critical. Four people were injured, one of them seriously, …

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Ferry with 120 passengers tested “positive” to dock at Piraeus port (UPD)

120 seamen, passengers on ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos”, have been tested positive to coronavirus. The infection cases add to another 40 tested positive on the two previous days. The ferry with 383 passengers and crew on board and chartered by a Turkish company remains anchored off the port of Piraeus since …

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Limnos: Passenger ferry with 418 onboard in quarantine after crew falls ill

Passenger ferry “Blue Star Mykonos” was placed in quarantine in the port of the island of Limnos in the early hours of Thursday,  after a crew member fell ill with coronavirus symptoms. According to media, the captain of the ferry reported to health authorities that one of his crew was …

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Pirates release abducted crew members of tanker, among them young Greek

Three of the four abducted crew members – among them a Greek national – of the Greek-owned tanker “ELKA ARISTOTLE” have been released following negotiations with the pirates, it was announced on Friday. One crew member from the Philippines had died due to health issues, the shipping company said. After …

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