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Portuguese container ship rams minesweeper of Greek Navy, two injured

Two sailors were injured when a container ship rammed a minesweeper of the Greek Navy outside the port of Piraeus in the Saronic Gulf on Tuesday morning. Minesweeper KALLISTO was heavily damaged in the stern and took in water, crew members fell into the sea and suffered minor injuries. The …

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Ex Defense Minister Papantoniou remanded in custody for bribes in frigates contract

After a marathon deposition of 20 hours, former Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou was remanded in custody late on Tuesday. Handcuffs were passed also to his wife Stavroula Kourakou. Both face charges for money laundering of 2.800.000 Swiss Francs (2.4 million euros) from kickbacks from the time he was Defense Minister …

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Greek Navy warship runs aground off the port of Piraeus

A warship of the Greek Navy run aground in the sea area where tanker Agia Zoni II sank beginning of September. In a statement, the Navy said that there have been no injuries neither fuel leakage into the sea. Hellenic Navy frigate “Kanaris” run aground at 6:15 Thursday morning as …

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Greek Navy sends medical staff to islands of North & Eastern Aegean Sea

The General Staff of the Hellenic Navy has announced the schedule the interdisciplinary medical group that will conduct preventive medical checks to the residents of the islands of the north and eastern Aegean Sea. The interdisciplinary Group consists of medical and nursing staff of various specialists incl. general practitioner, cardiologist, …

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Be a rower on ancient trireme Olympias with the Greek Navy

Do you want to be a rower on a ancient Greek trireme? The Hellenic Navy offers exactly this opportunity to the public, to anyone who wants to fulfill a hidden dream. Following the successful trips of the Trireme OLYMPIAS in summer 2016, the Greek Navy invites citizens to join voyages …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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Greek Navy opens doors to Lighthouses, Sunday, Aug 21/2016

Greece’s Navy opens the doors of 30 lighthouses across the country for visitors. The Lighthouses in 30 regions will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, August 21st, 2016 on the occasion of the International Lighthouse Day. The public can visit the following lighthouses 1. Agios Nikolaos …

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Greek Navy helicopter crashes, 3 dead. Turkey claims SAR area in the Aegean

An Agusta-Bell 212 helicopter of the Greek Navy crashed in the Aegean Sea in the early morning hours of Thursday. Two pilots and one engineer have been declared missing as crews participating in a broad Search and Rescue operation have not located them yet. The helicopter was on a night …

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