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Second body recovered from Euroferry; 9 truck drivers still missing (videos)

Rescuers operating on the Euroferry Olympia discovered one more charred body late on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second dead passenger found on the ship, while another 9 truck drivers, are still missing, among them two Greeks. According to media information, the body was detected in an embryonic position next …

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Truck driver rescued from burning Euroferry Olympia 50 hours after the blaze; 11 people missing (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old truck driver from Belorussia was rescued from the still burning Euroferry Olympia on Sunday morning. “Tell me I’m alive,” the man told his rescuers unable to believe that he managed to survive over 50 hours in the burning ferry with high temperatures and toxic fumes. The man was …

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Two truck drivers trapped on burning Euroferry rescued! 11 still missing; reports of 3 more alive

The two truck drivers from Bulgaria and Turkey trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia were rescued early Friday evening, when a Super Puma helicopter managed to bring two marines on board who helped them evacuate the ship. The two men are being transferred to the hospital of Corfu as they …

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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Seven people rescued after fishing boat runs aground in central Aegean Sea

A fishing boat ran aground on the Tripiti Reef in the sea north of Makronissos in the central Aegean Sea on Monday afternoon. The seven people on board were picked up by rescue vessels and are in good health. Two Coast Guard patrol boats and private boats rushed to the …

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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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Τanker rescues some 150 migrants on a wooden boat south off Peloponnese

Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the alarm after coming across the wooden boat, which was taking …

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Four men missing after migrants boat capsizes NW off Crete

Greece’s Coast Guard continues Search and Rescue operation on Monday morning, after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized North-West off the island of Crete on Sunday afternoon. Only survivor is, so far,  a 25-year-old Algerian national who has been transferred to the hospital in Chania. According to his testimony, …

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EU leaders agreed on coronavirus economic rescue plan

A plan for injecting billions of euros of emergency aid into Europe’s battered economies has been agreed by EU heads. Meeting via video, they agreed to set up a massive recovery fund, closely tied to the bloc’s seven-year budget. They also confirmed that €540bn (£470bn) of financial support would be …

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Coast Guard to fine water sports lovers who ignore weather warningss

Bold water sports lovers who ignore bad weather warnings will not only be fined but will also come up for the cost of their rescue by the Greek Coast Guard. In a statement the Greek Coast Guard said on Thursday that it activates a law of 2002 about relevant issues. …

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Adventurous cat rescue from a power pole in Corinth (video)

A rescue operation was launched for a cat trapped on top of a power column in Corinth. All previous efforts to get the frightened kitty down had failed. When the rescuer reached out to the cat, the frightened animal made a surprise move. Initially, pupils from a nearby school tried …

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Crete: Dramatic rescue of teenager girl after 12 hours in the sea (video)

For more than 12 hours, a teenager girl was struggling against the sea waves off Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete. The 18-year-old girl fell into the sea on Thursday morning in an effort to catch her bag fallen in the water. The area was rocky, she slipped and …

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Goat kid swept away by rushing waters in Chania rescued by passerby

In the unprecedented difficult moments people experience in the Prefecture of Chania a touch of hope: a little goat swept in a well by rushing stream waters was rescued by a passerby. The goat kid was found in the well under mud and debris swept away by the stream in …

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Granny rescue after she abandoned crumbling home in Crete village (videos)

Fearing that her house would collapse due to erosion, a granny abandoned her home in a village in Crete and started to walk in the rugged mountainous area, between rocks, boulders, shrubs, mud, landslides and water streams. Her only aid was a crutch and a make-shift wooden stick. Granny Irene …

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