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Ferries, ships to remain docked at Greece’s ports due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked at Greece’s port on May 1st, 2024, following a decision by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) to participate in a 24-hour, nationwide strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE). The strike affects all categories of ships in the country and …

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Ferries, ships back to normal schedules; some sailing restrictions remain, though

Ferries and ships returned to normal schedules as of midday on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, following restrictions due to gale-force winds since Monday night. Ferries sailed from the port of Piraeus to the Cycladic Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese Islands after the winds dropped in instensty. However, sailing restrictions are …

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Ferries, ships in parts of Greece docked due to gale-force winds

Ferries and ships remain docked in several parts of Greece on Saturday, November 4, due to gale-force southern winds and the sailing ban imposed by the Maritime Ministry. Departure of ferries from the port of Piraeus is allowed, with the exception of the “Champion Jet” on Piraeus-Santorini route. Prohibited has …

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Ferries docked due to strong winds in the Aegean Sea

Ferries remain docked at the port of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion on Monday, September 11, due to strong winds in the Aegean Sea reaching 8 to 9 Beaufort locally. Closed is also the Rio-Antirio line. The morning itinerary Volos-Sporades was reportedly canceled on Monday morning. Itineraries in the Saronic Gulf …

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Greek Navy battle ships open to public over Independence Day weekend

Two battle ships of the Greek fleet will dock at the port of Piraeus and open to the public for visits over the upcoming Greek Independence Day weekend. Greek Navy frigate “Themistoklis” and gunboat “Karathanassis” will be docked at Akti Themistokleous, Gate E12 as follows: Friday (March 24): 15:00 to …

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Ferries, ships docked in Greece due to sailor’s 48h strike

Ships and ferries will be docked at the ports of Greece as sailors’ unions have announced a 48-hour nationwide strike on February 8 and 9, 2023. “A 48-hour nationwide strike has been decided in all categories of ships, on February 8 and 9, as well as the initiation of procedures …

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Ferries, ships docked in Attica, islands due to gale-force winds

Ships and ferries remain docked at the Attica ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Sunday, February 6, 2023due to gale-force winds reaching up to 9 and 10 Beaufort locally in the Aegean Sea. Closed to sea traffic are reportedly also the lines Kyllini-Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea and Arkitsa-Edipsos …

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UPDATE Ferries, ships to islands and Crete docked due to gale-force winds

Greece’s Shipping Ministry issued on Monday a ban on sailing of ships and ferries due to gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea reaching up to 9 Beaufort. Ships will not be sailing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio to the islands of Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete. Ferries …

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Ferries, ships docked due to seamen’s strike, Oct 25

Ships at the port of Piraeus will remain docked on Tuesday, 25. October 2022, after five seamen’s unions declared a 24-hour strike. The unions demand a withdrawal of the revised Private Naval Code Law, and a renewal and implementation of collective labor agreements with wage increases. If you plan to …

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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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