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Ferry services resume after winds in open seas weaken

Ferry services around Greece resumed normal operation after strong winds started to abate on Wednesday. Ships were banned from sailing on Wednesday morning due to powerful winds reaching up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The Aghia Marina-Nea Styra and Kavala-Prinos ferry links were not running still at 2 p.m. …

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UPD Ferries remain docked at Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio due to gale-force winds

Gale-force winds have ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Refina and Lavrios for a second consecutive day. Winds are blowing in the Greek seas with intensity of up to 8 Beuafort and locally up to 9. Ferries scheduled to sail to the island of Crete late on …

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Sea traffic disrupted, many ferries docked as winds blow with up to 10 Beaufort

Sea traffic has been disrupted and many ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to stormy North-East winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The schedule of passenger ferry “Dionysios Solomos” from the port of Piraeus to the west islands of the Cyclades was cancelled …

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Ferries docked at majority of Greece’s port due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Ferries remain docked at the majority of Greece’s ports on Tuesday as gale-strong winds blowwith intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. The Maritime Ministry and the port authorities have banned ferries departure with destination the Aegean Sea. Ferries departing from the port of Rafina are only sailing …

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Stormy winds up to 10-11 Beaufort force ferries to dock at Greek ports

Stormy winds up to 10 and locally up to 11 Beaufort have forced authorities to order ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraaeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019. Schedules to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands and Crete have been cancelled since early Tuesday morning. …

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Ferries remain docked due to gale-force winds in the Greek seas

Greek port authorities have banned ferries from sailing in the Aegean Sea due to gale-force South-West winds reaching 8 to 9 Beaufort and at times also up to 10 in the North Aegean Sea. Ferries with destination the islands of East Aegean, Cyclades, Crete and Dodecanese remain docked at the …

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Ferries to remain docked as Seamen’s Union joints 24h strike

Ferries will remained docked as the Pan-Hellenic Association announced its members will participate in the 24-hour strike of Greece’s private sector on November 28, 2018. Ferries will remain docked from 00:01 until 24:00. Private sector umbrella union GSEE has declared a 24-hour strike demanding collective bargains, rise in wages and …

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Ferries, ships traffic in Greece still disrupted due to extreme weather

Ferries and ships traffic to and form the islands is still disrupted on Sunday, Sept 30 2018, due to the extreme weather phenomena caused by Medicane Zorbas. While the sailing ban was lifted on Sunday morning not all ferries departed from the port of Piraeus for the Cyclades islands. Four …

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Ferries to Aegean Sea docked, sea traffic disruptions as Cyclone strikes Greece

Ferries to the island groups of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina since Saturday (Sept 29/2018) morning due to gale force winds in the Central and East Aegean Sea. The sailing ban follows a relevant decision by the Greek Coast Guard. Mediterranean …

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+++ Ferries strike ends after Greece Seamen’s unions agree with shipowners

The Greek Seamen’s unions Federation PNO has reportedly agreed with shipowners for Passenger Ships on Tuesday noon. The ferries strike ends later on Tuesday, media report, and not at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th 2018, as originally scheduled. PNO and shipowners agreed for a 2% wage raise for 2018 and …

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Ferries strike leaves thousands travelers stranded on Greek islands

Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greek islands due to the 48-hour strike by the Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO. Locals and holidaymakers are not able to leave the islands because for many islands the sea offers the only way to connect with the mainland. Many tourists are at risk …

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Ferries to remain docked for another 24 hours, after unions extend strike

Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO decided on Monday to extend its strike for another 24 hours. Ferries remain docked and the strike will last until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5th 2018. The seamen did not accept the proposal by ship owners for a 2-percent wage raise. The PNO wants a …

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Ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports on Monday due to 24h strike UPD

Ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to a 24-hour strike on Monday, September 3rd 2018. The  Greek Federation of Seamen’s Unions PNO decided to proceed with the strike after negotiations with shipowners over wage hikes did not bring the expected fruits. Main request of the PNO is the signing …

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Ferries link Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15/2018

Golden Star Ferries will launch a direct route from Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15th 2018. This was announced on Friday by Greece’s Shipping Ministry. The ferries will depart from Thessaloniki daily at 10:00 a.m. and return at 07:15 p.m. Ticket fare is at 60 euros. With return …

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