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Ferries docked at majority of Greece’s port due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Ferries remain docked at the majority of Greece’s ports on Tuesday as gale-strong winds blowwith intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. The Maritime Ministry and the port authorities have banned ferries departure with destination the Aegean Sea. Ferries departing from the port of Rafina are only sailing …

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Rough sea in the Aegean: Tough journeys for ferry crews and passengers (video, pictures)

When strong winds are blowing in the Aegean Sea, the ferry and ship crews, the captains and the dock workers at the ports of the Greek islands deserve a special credit for the tough job they do  under extreme weather conditions. But also passengers often display a good portion of …

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Ferry breaks away from mooring in Piraeus as gale winds rage across Greece (video)

Passenger ferry Panagia Agiasou broke away from the mooring at the port of Piraeus due to the gale-strong winds blowing all through the night.  The ferry is sailing adrift in the area, an operation is underway to tow it to safety. No passenger or crew are on board. The incident …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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Rio 2016: Mantis-Kagialis win Bronze in 470 Men’s Medal Race

Another medal for Greece in Rio summer Olympics: Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won Bronze in the 470 Men’s Medal Race. It is the 8th Olympic Medal in the history of the Greek sailing. Congrats, Mantis – Kagialis! – We are proud of you! #Bronze for #GRE   in 470 Men’s …

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You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I …

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