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Fata Morgana: Rare mirages phenomenon in Thessaloniki Gulf (video) – POLL

Residents of Thessaloniki in northern Greece were able to observe the rare phenomenon of Fata Morgana. Due to the phenomenon ships moored in the Thermaic Gulf appeared “floating” in the air.A Fata Morgana is a complex form of superior mirage visible in a narrow band right above the horizon and …

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Ferries, ships docked at Greece’s ports due to 24h strike on May 1

All ships and ferries will remain docked at ports throughout Greece on Sunday, May 1, 2022, due to a 24-hour strike, the    the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Tuesday. Affected are all ships of all categories. Τhe strike starts at 00:01 on Sunday, May 1, and ends at …

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Ships and ferries docked in Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio due to gale force winds

Ships and ferries in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion bound for islands in the Cyclades, in the Dodecanese and the island of Crete remained docked on Thursday due to high winds registering up to 9 on the Beaufort scale. Sailings in the Argosaronic Gulf – Angistri, Egina, Hydra, …

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Greece’s Seamen Federation extends strike to Dec 13

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced an extension of the 48-hour sailors’ strike for all categories of ships until December 13, 2021. The extension strike starts at 00:01 on Sunday, December 12, and ends at midnight on Monday, December 13, state run news agency amna reports on Saturday evening. The …

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Ferries, ships docked as Greece’s seamen go on 48h strike, Dec 10-11

Ferries and ships will remain docked as Greece’s seamen federation PNO has announced it will launch a 48-hour strike on December 10-11, 2021. The strike will affect all categories of ships. It will start at 00:01 on Friday, December 10 and end at midnight Saturday, December 11, 2021. According to …

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Greece’s Seamen Union moves 24h strike to June 10

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has moved the date of its 24-hour strike for all ship categories to Thursday, June 10, between 00:01 until 24:00 on that day, instead of Thursday, June 3. The new strike date will coincide with a nationwide general strike called by the General Confederation of …

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Ferries and ships docked on May 6 due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked across the country’s ports on Thursday May 6, under a 24-hour strike called in observance of Labor Day, the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Thursday. They also called for protection of collective labor agreements and of standing working hours in the sector, among …

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Greece’s seamen to launch 48-hour strike on Feb 23-24

The Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN) announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all categories of ships on February 23-24, 2021. “Last July, the government introduced and voted Law 4714/2020 in Parliament , which dealt an overwhelming blow to the institution of Collective Labour Agreements in seafaring, while paving …

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Greece increases ferries and ships capacity to 80%-85%, despite cases surge

Despite surge of coronavirus cases in the last days and new imposed restrictions, Greece’s Shipping Ministry decide to increase the number of passengers ships and ferries are allowed to transport. the capacity increases from 60% and 65% to 80% and 85%. Capacity increases to 80% for ships without cabins and …

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Greece increases capacity for travel with ferries and ships

Greece’s Shipping Ministry announced on Wednesday the increase of capacity for travel with ferries and ships. ferries. The loosening of the restriction is attributed to the limited infection rates from coronavirus in the country. The maximum passenger capacity allowed on ferries increases to 60% – from 50% currently- for  ships …

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Ferries and ships to be docked on Feb 18 due to general strike

Ferries and ships will stay docked at the ports on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after the Greek Seamen Union PEPEN decided to participate in the general strike declared by public union ADEDY and several private sector unions. PEPEN has called its members to participate in the strike in protest against …

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