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Huge amount of “Jihadists’ drugs” seized after ship docks at Piraeus port

In a joint operation, Greek and Turkish authorities stroke a blow to a cargo of more than 5 million Captagon pills, the so-called “Jihadists’ drugs” after a vessel docked at the port of Piraeus. Greek custom authorities discovered and seized the illegal cargo following a tip off by Turkish authorities. …

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Ferry evacuated from firefighters and crew due to sharp leaning

Small fires are burning inside garage of ferry Eleftherios Venizelos of ANEK shipping company still on Friday morning. An order to temporary evacuate the ferry from firefighters and crew was given around 11:15 a.m. as the vessel suddenly leaned to the right by 7 degrees. According to information of Athens …

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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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Passenger ferry Aqua Blue crashes at the pier of Skiathos port

A passenger ferry with 170 people on board crashed at the pier of the port of  Skiathos in the island group of Sporades. Passenger ferry “Aqua Blue” crashed at 6:30 Sunday afternoon after arriving at the port. The ferry suffered a small damage in a watertight section, its continuation of …

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Greek police relocates hundreds of migrants from camps close to Patras port

In an operation that started as early as 5:30 Tuesday morning, Greek police evacuated hundreds of migrants from makeshift camps at two abandoned factories near the the port of Patras. A total of 563 migrants were transferred with buses to state facilities where authorities are to check their documents. Dozens …

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Shipping company urges Patras Port authorities to take measures against migrants

A big shipping company is allegedly threatening to halt its route schedules to Italy if authorities do not take measures against migrants at the port of Patras, in North-West Peloponnese. The company Grimaldi Lines has reportedly said it will have its ferries operate from the port of Igoumenitsa  in West …

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Athens Airport to get a direct rail link to port of Piraeus as of 1. February

The port of Piraeus is finally getting a direct rail link to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, starting next month. According to daily Kathimerini, starting on February 1, Piraeus will become a terminus for the Proastiakos suburban railway, connecting the port to the airport at Spata, northeast of the capital. …

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Patras: Migrants swim to ferries in order to get on board and travel to Italy (video)

In Patras, Western Greece, migrants are seen to jump into the sea and are swimming towards departing ferries in an effort to leave Greece for Italy. They climb through the hanging ropes and try to get on board. The desperate ‘escape’ has been observed in the old port of Patras …

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Four passengers injured as Sea Jet 2 collides with pier at the port of Sifnos

Two passengers were injured when high speed catamaran Sea Jet 2 collided with the pier while it was docking at the port of the island of Sifnos in central Aegean Sea. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning when Sea Jet 2 was trying to dock. According to the Greek Coast …

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Ancient sanctuaries described by Pausanias emerging from underwater in Salamis

An underwater ruin that could be the remains of a public building situated near the port of Salamis in antiquity – possibly one seen and mentioned by the traveler and geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD – is gradually emerging following an archaeological investigation of Ambelakia bay near the …

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Kos earthquake: Airport traffic with minor delays, sea traffic with small boats via Kalymnos & Nissyros

Transportation to and from the island of Kos is at 90 percent through the airport, Athens News Agency reported on Friday after the earthquake 6.6R caused serious damage at the port of the island. Smaller boats transfer passengers from and to Kos via the islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros, which …

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Ancient Greece: Underwater research reveals port of Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Archaeological underwater research in the east coast of the island of Salamina revealed part of the port where the fleet of the alliance of the Greek-city states had gathered before the legendary Battle of Salamis against the Persian empire in 480 BC. The battle of Salamis is one of the …

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UPD Unbelievable! Docked Ferry-Boat is sinking inside the port of Piraeus (picts, rescue operation video)

Never seen this before: a docked ferry sinks inside the port. The ferry boat “Panagia Tinou” started to sink inside the port of Piraeus on Tuesday morning. The ferry of Ventouris Sea Lines had been docked at Gate E4 when it started to lean on its right side after sea …

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