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Ferries, ships to remain docked at Greece’s ports due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked at Greece’s port on May 1st, 2024, following a decision by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) to participate in a 24-hour, nationwide strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE). The strike affects all categories of ships in the country and …

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Ferries docked, public transport paralyzed due to 24h strike in Greece

Public and train transport and maritime traffic in Greece will paralyze on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, after several unions declared to join the 24-hour strike organized by the  Confederation of  Private Sector Workers (GSEE). The strike is expected to impact public transport services on land and the sea across the …

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Ferries, ship to remain docked as Seamen’s union joins 24h strike

Ships and ferries throughout Greece will remain docked at the country’s port on Wednesday, April 17 following a decision by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation to join the 24-hour nationwide strike called by the Confederation of Employees of Greece (ADEDY). Central demands of the strike are action to deal with inflation …

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Ferries, ships back to normal schedules; some sailing restrictions remain, though

Ferries and ships returned to normal schedules as of midday on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, following restrictions due to gale-force winds since Monday night. Ferries sailed from the port of Piraeus to the Cycladic Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese Islands after the winds dropped in instensty. However, sailing restrictions are …

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Sailing ban of ferries to be gradually lifted as of Monday afternoon

The ban on ferries sailing from the port of Piraeus will be gradually lifted on Monday afternoon as according to the National Meteorological Service’s forecast the strong northern winds will gradually fade from the north, media report. However, ferries will remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in …

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Ferries resume operation from Piraeus port; still disruptions due to weather

Passenger ferries will resume their schedules from the port of  Piraeus after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, as winds have moderated and are forecast to weaken further. Exception will be the ‘flying dolphins’ in the routes of the Saronic Gulf routes. There will be no departures from Lavrio and …

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Greece Weather RED ALERT: <112> warning, updates, sea traffic

Greece’s Civil Protection sent emergency messages to citizens via <112> on Saturday, urging them to limit their movement due to stormy winds that have already led to cancellation of sea traffic. At the same time, the National Meteorological Service updated its Weather Warning issued on Friday to Highest Category “RED.” …

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Ferries, ships in parts of Greece docked due to gale-force winds

Ferries and ships remain docked in several parts of Greece on Saturday, November 4, due to gale-force southern winds and the sailing ban imposed by the Maritime Ministry. Departure of ferries from the port of Piraeus is allowed, with the exception of the “Champion Jet” on Piraeus-Santorini route. Prohibited has …

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Ferries docked due to strong winds in the Aegean Sea

Ferries remain docked at the port of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion on Monday, September 11, due to strong winds in the Aegean Sea reaching 8 to 9 Beaufort locally. Closed is also the Rio-Antirio line. The morning itinerary Volos-Sporades was reportedly canceled on Monday morning. Itineraries in the Saronic Gulf …

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Labor Day Strikes and Work Stoppages in Greece’s public transport

Transport workers’ unions in Greece are mobilizing  with strikes and work stoppages to mark the Labor Day on Monday, as they do every year on May 1, 2023. Especially public transport workers in Athens, are engaged in 24-hour strikes and work stoppages. Buses and Trolley buses will operate from 9:00 …

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Gusty winds disrupt sea traffic, ferries delayed

Strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted sea traffic already since Tuesday night, march 28, 2023. Ferries scheduled to depart from Piraeus port on Wednesday morning have been delayed. Check with KTG weather post here. Passengers who are planning to travel …

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Greece 24h Strike: How public transport operates; ferries docked, no flights

For a second day within a week Greece will be paralyzed due to a 24-hour strike of the public and private sector unions demanding justice foe the train collision victims and safe transport in the country. Journalists are holding a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, March 15, in order to be …

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Ferries, ships docked in Greece due to sailor’s 48h strike

Ships and ferries will be docked at the ports of Greece as sailors’ unions have announced a 48-hour nationwide strike on February 8 and 9, 2023. “A 48-hour nationwide strike has been decided in all categories of ships, on February 8 and 9, as well as the initiation of procedures …

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Ferries, ships docked in Attica, islands due to gale-force winds

Ships and ferries remain docked at the Attica ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Sunday, February 6, 2023due to gale-force winds reaching up to 9 and 10 Beaufort locally in the Aegean Sea. Closed to sea traffic are reportedly also the lines Kyllini-Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea and Arkitsa-Edipsos …

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Ferries to Aegean islands docked due to stormy winds

Ferries to the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio due to gale-force southern winds blowing in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Sailing prohibition is in force until further notice. Departure of ships was also prohibited in the routes Nea Styra …

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