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Sailing boat capsizes off Poros island; all foreign passengers rescued

The Greek Coast Guard was set on alert when the sinking of a sailing boat off the island of Poros was reported to operation center. A Search and Rescue operation was launched immediately. The boat reportedly capsized 1.9 nautical miles West off the island in the Saronic Gulf. The nine …

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Poros: Two passengers injured when fire breaks out on touristic boat

Two passengers were slightly injured, when a fire broke out on chartered touristic boat anchored at the old port of the island of Poros on Friday afternoon. The passengers of ALAIA, a 71-year-old Greek and a 21-year-old foreign national have been transferred to the hospital of Argos for treatment of …

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Poros: Civil Protection imposes restrictive measures on first Greek island

Greece’s Civil Protections Authority imposed a series of restrictive measures on the first island in the country late on Thursday, after an increase of confirmed coronavirus cases were registered on Poros.The decision followed consultation with top epidemiologist, professor for Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras. 13 of the 40 new confirmed cases …

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Civil Aviation bans helicopter flights from/to Galatas helipad after crash

The Greek Civil Aviation has prohibited helicopter take-off and landing from the make-shift helipad in Galatas after the crash last week. The Civil Aviation has issued a 3-month NOTAM – flight alert – due to the investigations on the exact causes of the crash that cost the lives of the …

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Poros: Video shows the last minutes of helicopter flight before crash

A video shows the last minutes of the helicopter that crashed in the sea off the port of the island of Poros on Tuesday. The Augusta A 109C takes off from a make-shift helipad and gains some height. An explosion has occurred and white smoke is seen. It crashes into …

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Helicopter with 3 onboard crashes into the sea off Poros; Black Out (UPD2))

A private helicopter crashed into the sea near the port of the island of Poros short before 4 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. Search and Rescue operation for pilot and passengers. Black out on the island. The private helicopter with the pilot and two passengers onboard crashed into the sea …

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Impressive waterspout on Poros causes power outages (video)

A huge waterspout was formed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf on September 20th 2018. Medicane Zorbas had started already to strike South-West Greece, when this phenomenons occurred. The video was uploaded by Giannis Dimitriadis, the mayor of Poros. The waterspout occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday in …

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