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Operation of Tram to/from Piraeus starts on Dec 15

The commercial operation of the extension of the Tram to Piraeus starts on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the managing company STASY announced on Tuesday. The line initially includes the operation of 11 new stops: Karaiskaki Stadium, Asia Minor, Lambraki, Evangelistria, Deligianni Square, City Hall, Agia Triada, Ippodameia Square, 34th Co. …

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Man attacks woman with corrosive liquid outside Piraeus hospital

Police on Monday arrested a 58-year-old man after he attacked a woman with a corrosive liquid. The incident took place outside the Nikaia General Hospital, near Piraeus, shortly after 10 a.m. The man sprayed a so-far unknown substance on the 64-year-old woman after an argument they had in front of …

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First cruise ship after country reopens to tourism arrives at Piraeus

The first cruise ship to visit Greece after the reopening of the country to tourism, Mein Schiff 5, arrived at the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, carrying nearly 1,000 passengers. The Piraeus Port Authority has provided three halls in the cruise ship terminal for use by the health authorities, as …

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Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

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Greek authorities seize 35 kg cocaine loaded on ship from Ecuador

Thirty packages of cocaine, weighing a total of 35 kilos, were found in a container in the port of Piraeus by the Drug Prosecution Sub-Directorate of the Attica Security Directorate. The container was declared as “food items.” After evaluating information, the Hellenic Police found the packages of cocaine hidden in …

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Captain of Portuguese container ship captain detained over Kallisto accident

The public prosecutor in Piraeus has asked for the arrest of the captain of container ship “Maersk Launceston” over charges that he caused a maritime accident through negligence and violated international rules on avoiding collision. The container ship crashed into the stern of Greek Navy minesweeper Kallisto on Tuesday morning …

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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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Repeated Covid-19 tests on crew of Mein Schiff 6 turned negative

Repeated rapid Covid-19 tests on crew members of cruise ship “Mein Schiff 6” on Tuesday morning were all negative , Greek media reported. The National Public Health Organization (EODY) carried out the tests after the cruise liner arrived at the port on Piraeus at 5 o’ clock in the morning. …

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First cruise ship docks at Piraeus port after 6-month cruises ban

German cruise ship “Mein Schiff 6” departed from the port of Piraeus on Tuesday night, having been the first cruise ship that relaunched cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean on September 13, and the first to dock at Piraeus after a 6-month suspension of cruises in Greece. The ship was welcomed …

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Missing Alert: 28-year-old French tourist goes missing in Greece

French tourist, Joyce – Timothy Radocic, went missing from the area of Piraeus on August 21st 2020. A Greek charity organization was informed about it on September 10 and published a missing alert a day later. According to the Missing Alert, Radojcic is 1.80 m tall and thin, with brown …

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Coronavirus Tests ordered at ports of Piraeus and Rafina on Aug 16

The Regional Government in Attica has ordered random COVID-19 tests to passengers arriving from the islands at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The tests will be conducted on Sunday, August 16, 2020, when thousands of Greek holidaymakers will end their summer vacations. Governor of Attica, Giorgos Patoulis, former president …

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16 crew members of tanker MERBABU moored off Piraeus tested positive

Sixteen members of Maltese-flagged crude oil tanker “Merbabu” have been tested positive to coronavirus on Thursday. The infections have been tested after a team of National Public Health Organization had boarded the tanker and carried out tests on the 25-member crew. According to marinetraffic, the tanker had left the port …

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Metro extension works unearth the Hellenistic past of Piraeus

The works to extend the Athens metro Line 3 towards Piraeus have included large-scale salvage excavations by archaeologists to depths unusual for such projects, with associated finds that include rare wooden remains from homes and even tree branches of antiquity. The excavations have brought to light more details in the …

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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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Power outages in Athens, Piraaeus, Kefalonia due to rainstorms

A heavy rainstorm poured down in Attica around 2 o’ clock Thursday noon, causing power outage in several areas of Athens and Piraeus. Traffic lights stopped in the area around the Hilton hotel in downtown Athens causing endless traffic jams. In less than an hour, the Firee Service received 12 …

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