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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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Pirates kidnap four crew from Greek oil tanker near Tongo

Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo in the early hours of Monday and fled after taking four crew members -among them one Greek- as hostages. The company confirmed the kidnapping on Monday afternoon. Of the kidnapped crew members, two are Filipinos, one is Greek and …

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Turkish state TV crew detained in Northern Greece

A crew of Turkish state TRT broadcaster was briefly detained in the city of Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, late Saturday. A cameraman, a reporter and a transportation officer were detained and held in a police station for three hours before they were released. The group had some test shootings in the …

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Greek Bishop Takes “Corpus Christi” Theater Group to Court for Blasphemy

 The actors and the Greek-Albanian director of the “Corpus Christi” theater performance will be tried for blasphemy after a complaint filed by Bishop of Piraeus Seraphim. The artists face criminal charges of insulting religion and malicious blasphemy. District Attorney of Athens prosecutes the troupe after the lawsuit of Bishop of Piraeus who claims ‘religion is …

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