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Crew member about Antonis: “I thought he was black, Pakistani”

“I thought he was black, Pakistani,” the crew member who pushed 36-year-old passenger Antonis from a ferry in Piraeus port  last week is heard saying to captain revealing also a racist motive. The audio recording published by Mega TV on Tuesday, captured the dialogue between the captain and the crew …

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Prosecutor presses felony charges against 4 ferry crew members, incl captain

A prosecutor in Piraeus pressed felony charges against four crew members including the ferry captain for the death of 36-year-old passenger Antonis Karyotis at the port of Piraeus a day earlier. The charges pressed late on Wednesday are for manslaughter as well as for violating articles of Greece’s Maritime Law. …

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Shipping companies announce ferry ticket discounts

Greece’s coastal shipping companies on Thursday began offering ticket discounts of up to 50% on passenger ferries departing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, Thessaloniki and Kavala. The shipping companies responded swiftly after a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis where they were asked to cut transport costs for the …

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Ferry Thessaloniki-Izmir temporary suspended, two months after launch

The ferry route Thessaloniki-Izmir linking the city in northern Greece with the Turkish coast will be temporarily suspended after its last winter run on Wednesday, in order to resume its operation in the summer of 2023, Levante Ferries Group said in an announcement n November 30. The suspension became known …

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Ferry route Thessaloniki-Izmir launches on Oct 10

The much anticipated ferry connection between Thessaloniki in northern Greece and Izmir in the west coast of Turkey is launched on Monday, October 10, 2022. Ferry “Smyrna di Levante” sets sail with six itineraries per week Thessaloniki-Izmir-Thessaloniki. The one way trip, from Greece to Turkey lasts 12 hours. The first …

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Thassos ferry services cancelled because captain was …drunk!

Three ferry services between the island of Thassos and Keramoti were cancelled on Sunday because the captain was drunk. He only allowed to undergo an alcohol test hours later, when he was sober. Three itineraries on Keramoti – Thassos ferry line did nor run after 11:30 on Sunday morning, September …

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Thieves arrested in Rafina and Syros for stealing tourist’s luggage onboard of ship

Port authorities have arrested three young men for stealing items from the luggage of a tourist onboard of a ferry. The thieves were arrested at the port of Rafina and on the island of Syros. According to statement issued by the Greek Coast Guard on Wednesday, two men, aged 22 …

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Greece Ferries increase ticket prices for 3rd time in 2022 for specific routes

For third time in 2022, Greece’s ferry companies increased the ticket prices at a range of 4% to 8% on average on July 1. The hikes are only certain ferry itineraries and mainly from the port of Piraeus. From the port of Rafina, the prices of individual tickets with conventional …

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One German rescued after sailing boat collides with ferry and sinks

A sailing boat sank in the sea between Oropos and Eretria after colliding with the local ferry Protoporos XIII on Friday morning. The only passenger on the sailing boat, a German national, fell into the water and was rescued by the ferry. The ferry transported the man to the port …

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DALEELA in Piraeus: Maritime connection between Cyprus & Greece relaunched after 22 years

Cyprus-flagged ferryboat “Daleela” docked the port of Piraeus on Monday, signalling the relaunch of a maritime connection between Greece and Cyprus after 22 years. “Daleela”, of Scandro Holding Ltd, sailed on Sunday from Limassol carrying 155 passengers, 38 cars and 7 motorcycles. The docking in Piraeus was celebrated with the …

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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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