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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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UPD Catamaran ferry FLYING CAT4 rams into the port of Rafina (video)

Catamaran passengers ferry FLYING CAT 4 crashed into the port of Rafina in East Attica on Monday morning. On board were 209 passengers and 15 crew members. The ferry crashed as it was trying to dock at the port, initial media reports said. According to state ERT TV on early …

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Man commits suicide jumping from passenger ferry into the cold, dark sea near Syros

A middle-aged passenger fell overboard of  Blue Star Naxos into the cold dark water while the ferryboat was approaching the island of Syros in the Cyclades, in Central Aegean Sea, on Tuesday night. His body was recovered two hours later. Eyewitnesses speak of suicide. Authorities investigate. The man whose age …

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Belgian woman arrested on ferry to Greece over membership in terror group

A 22-year-old woman with Belgian citizenship was arrested on suspicion of membership in a terror group. The woman was arrested late Friday night while on a passenger ferry sailing from Italy to Greece, en route Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa. The arrest followed a Europol warrant on charges of extremism. The Greek Coast Guard …

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Norman Atlantic: victims may have been attacked by sharks

Investigators into the deadly Norman Atlantic ferry fire told the medical examiner Monday that some of the victims may have been attacked by sharks. According to Italian news agency ANSA, investigators said wounds on one of the bodies resembled shark bites, and said that a marine biologist will be present …

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Ferry on Fire Docks at Patras Port

 Fire broke out on ferry boat “Crete II” while it was sailing 4-5 nautical miles away from the port of Patras, Peloponnese. The fire broke out in the garage deck short before midnight and burned down some 30 trucks. While the automatic fire extinguishing system of the ship managed to prohibit the …

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Crete: Tragedy with Evacuees from Libya – 3 dead, 16 missing

A human tragedy occurred at down at the port of Souda when evacuees from Libya jumped from the ferry “Ionian King” into the sea. According to Greek media, that at least 3 evacuees lost their lives, while 16 are reportedly still missing.There is a search and rescue operation on the way …

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