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Cargo ship with 400 migrants heads for safe port, says Greek Coast Guard

A small cargo ship with about 400 migrants on board that suffered engine problems in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the island of Crete is being led to a safe anchorage in Greece, the Greek coast guard said Friday. A coast guard statement said the Turkish-flagged freighter was located by …

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Traveler from UK to the island of Aegina tested positive to Covid-19

A foreign national currently visiting the island of Aegina has been tested positive to Covid-19. The man arrived from UK via a transit airport to attend a funeral. He was tested upon his arrival at the Athens international airport on Saturday and immediately traveled to the island, an hour away …

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Travel to Greek islands as of May 25: Questionnaires for ferry/ship passengers

Travel to Greek islands is allowed as on May 25, 2020, Head of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday evening during the daily briefing on the course of the coronavirus in the country. But travel to the islands is not the same as the years before. Passengers’ will be …

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“Olympias” trireme open to rowers and visitors again in summer 2019

The “Olympias” trireme, the classical Athens’ iconic ship will open again this summer to visitors who want to either visit or try their hand at rowing out to the Saronic Gulf. The “Olympias” is the only working model in the world of an ancient trireme, a model of the iconic …

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Turkish Cargo rams Greek Gunboat “Armatolos” off Lesvos

Turkish cargo ship KARMATE rammed Greek gunboat “Armatolos” despite warnings it was on collision course. The incident took place at 4 o’ clock Friday morning  South-East off Lesvos within Greek territorial waters. The Turkish-flagged ship had deviated form its original course and fled into Turkish territorial waters. The gunboat was …

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One of two ExxonMobil survey ships on its way to Cyprus

One of the two ExxonMobil research vessels scheduled to carry out explorations in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) departed from Greece on Sunday and is headed towards Limassol port, according to marinetraffic.com. The Ocean Investigator has been moored at the port of Lavrio, Greece. The second vessel …

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Ionian islands to get direct coastal shipping links

For the first time, there will be a direct shipping link connecting the islands of the Ionian Sea. Ilida Paxos Hydrofoil announced this week the beginning of direct coastal shipping links between the Ionian islands starting on May 1. The 30-meter “High Speed Azimut” vessel will connect Greece’s westernmost islands …

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Sailing with local passenger ship in the Cyclades by 9 Beaufort (video)

Passengers and crew of ship “Artemis” had a hard time due to the gale strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea with an intensity of up to 9 Beaufort. The vessel operating among the island group of Cyclades was sailing from the island of Milos to Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, …

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Dead cows and bulls washed ashore on several Cyclades islands

A mysterious phenomenon has been taking place in the last days, with several dead cows and bulls to have been washed ashore the beaches of several islands of the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. The first dead animal was a bull washed ashore in Galissia beach on the …

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Stormy winds drift anchored ship MAKEDONIA, spark pollution fearss

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA II dragged anchor in Selinia Kinosoura waters, Salamina Island, Gulf of Saronic, Greece, at night Dec 16 in stormy weather. Derelict and unmanned ship is either in lay-up or decommissioned, for quite a long time, judging from her looks. Fearing possible oil leak, maritime authorities fenced …

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Moria: Gov’t sends Navy Ship to host refugees (shocking videos)

At least one ship of the Greek Navy is to be dispatched to the island of Lesvos to help provide accommodation to refugees and migrants at the hot spot of Moria amid freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls. The ship is reportedly “fully equipped to receive any camp residents that …

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Scandal with Fake Classification Docs Bring Cruises to Halt

Touristic cruises came almost to halt at the Ionian islands after the scandal with fake classification documents broke out. Currently 16 ships were ordered by the Ministry of Citizen’s Protection to stop operating after irregularities in their documents issued by a Russian classification agent in Piraeus. According to Greek state network …

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Crete: Tragedy with Evacuees from Libya – 3 dead, 16 missing

A human tragedy occurred at down at the port of Souda when evacuees from Libya jumped from the ferry “Ionian King” into the sea. According to Greek media, that at least 3 evacuees lost their lives, while 16 are reportedly still missing.There is a search and rescue operation on the way …

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