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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Ferries and ships to be docked on Feb 18 due to general strike

Ferries and ships will stay docked at the ports on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after the Greek Seamen Union PEPEN decided to participate in the general strike declared by public union ADEDY and several private sector unions. PEPEN has called its members to participate in the strike in protest against …

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Ferries docked for 3. consecutive day due to wind of up 11 Beaufort

Barometric low “Hephaistion” is gradually moving to the East of Greece, with rainfalls and sporadic thunderstorms in the eastern and southern Aegean Sea, heavy snowfalls on the mountains of Crete and gale force winds. Ferries remain docked. Video: Kolympithres, Tinos, Cyclades For the third consecutive days, ferries remain docked at …

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Ferries docked on Sept 24 due to 24h general strike in Greece

Ferries and ships will remain docked on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, due to a 24-hour strike decided by the Greek Seamen and Dockworkers Federations, PNO and PENEN. The PNO leadership decided to launch the 24-hour strike nationwide for crew of all ships categories. Ferries and ships will remain docked from …

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Ferries remain docked due to gusty winds in the Aegean Sea (UPD)

Ferries will remain docked at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio due to the gusty winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort and locally up to 9 B at night in the Aegean Sea. The order was given by the Shipping Ministry early Friday evening. Only one ferry “Theologos” is allowed …

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Samothraki: Hundreds of tourists stranded due to transport failure

Hundreds of tourists remain stranded on the island of Samothraki – Samohtrace – in the North Aegean Sea, since a week due to failure of ferries to transfer them to the port of Alexandroupolis on the mainland. The situation is a drag for visitors and locals who report of shortages …

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Ferries & ships to remain docked at Greek ports on 1. May

Ferries and ships will remain docked at Greek ports, after the union of the Greek seamen PNO declared a 24-hour strike on May 1, 2019. The strike will start at 00:01 and end at 23:59. The union has published a long list of demands to justify the strike. However, as …

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Ferries docked at Piraeus, no ferry to Cyclades from Rafina and Lavrio

Greek authorities ordered ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraeus on Friday noon due to powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and 10 Beaufort in the South and the East. The ferries ban from Piraeus will be in power until 6:00 p.m. at least. No …

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Flooded rivers and streams as heavy rainfalls & strong winds strike Crete

Heavy rainfalls and strong winds have been striking the island of Crete since early Friday morning, confirming the meteorologists forecast. The biggest island of Greece is isolated by air and sea as winds blowing with intensity of up to 10 Beaufort have brought ferries traffic to halt, while airplanes have …

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Ferries docked at Piraeus and Rafina due to stormy winds in Aegean Sea

Ferries are docked at the Attica ports of Piraeus and Rafina as of Thursday afternoon (March 21, 2019) due to stormy winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 and locally up to 9 Beaufort. No ferry will disembark from the port of Piraeus before 9 o’ clock at night. …

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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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Ferries remain docked at several Greek ports due to powerful winds

Ferries and ships remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in Attica and other ports across Greece on Wednesday, due to strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort and locally up to 10 B. Ferry links Aghia Marina-Nea Styra, Kavala-Prinos, Kavala-Thassos, Kyllini-Zakynthos and Kyllini-Kefalonia are …

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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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