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Ferry DALEELA restores maritime link between Cyprus and Greece

After a break of whole 22 years, the maritime connection between Cyprus and Greece is to be restored again. Cyprus-flagged ferry MV DALEELA a ropax type ship managed will leave the port of Limassol on Sunday, June 9, for the port of Piraeus, expected to arrive after 30 hours. DALEELA …

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Salamina Municipality rejects tunnel connection to mainland

The Municipal Council of Salamina has come out strongly against a tunnel link between the island and mainland Attica. The Council has reportedly objecting the project citing safety, environmental, social and economic reasons. Τhe Council wants to postpone the approval of the study (ie the environmental licensing of the project) …

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Powerful winds disrupt traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful north-eastern winds blowing with intensity of up to 8-9 Beaufort have caused disruption to maritime traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday. According to state-run news agency amna disrupted are some ferry and catamaran commercial lines. The Agia Marina-Nea Styra ferry was not running on Monday. Catamaran ‘Flying Cat …

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Authorities on alert as dozens of youth on board of ferry with Covid-symptoms

Dozens of Covid-suspected cases on board of a commercial ferry set health authorities on alert late on Wednesday and had mobile teams of health organization EODY hastily being deployed in order to carry out Rapid tests to those disembarking. Ferry Super Express returned from the island of Ios to the …

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No bidders for Cyprus-Greece ferry connection

Not a single bid was submitted for the tender for the ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus which expired on Friday, Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping Vassilis Demetriades has said. The tender, launched December 11, concerned the selection of a contractor to operate passenger services between Cyprus and Greece. The …

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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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Travel to Greek islands as of May 25: Questionnaires for ferry/ship passengers

Travel to Greek islands is allowed as on May 25, 2020, Head of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday evening during the daily briefing on the course of the coronavirus in the country. But travel to the islands is not the same as the years before. Passengers’ will be …

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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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Greek ferry companies increase tickets by 6% due to IMO sulfur regulation

Some of the biggest Greek ferries companies increased the prices of the tickets by 6% on Wednesday, January 8, claiming that they are trying to cope with the rising transportation cost due to the new fuels regulation that limit sulfur content. According to the ferry companies, the new regulation by …

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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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New Lavrio-Cesme ferry link to go into operation on June 2

A new sea link between the port of Lavrio in South-East Attica and the port of Cesme in West Turkey will go into operation on June 2nd 2019. The sea link is expecting to boost trade as large trucks will avoid the long overland travel. At the same time it …

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Waterspout “collides” with Kefalonia ferry in Ionian Sea (videos)

The captain, the crew and the passengers could not believe their eyes, when they realized a waterspout was about the unload over the ferry sailing in the Ionian Sea. Ship Fioro di Levante was sailing from Kyllini, West Peloponnese, to the island of Kefalonia on Saturday afternoon, when it “collided” …

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Efforts to extinguish the fire continue, as ferry leans to one side

Efforts to extinguish the fire in the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos are in full power at the port of Piraeus still at 3 o’ clock Wednesday afternoon. With water and foam firefighters try to get the fire under control. However, conditions are difficult due as the garage in fully loaded …

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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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