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Access to Shipwreck on Zakynthos prohibited also in 2024

With a joint ministerial decision Greece has prohibited again in 2024 the access to famous  Shipwreck of Zakynthos (Navagio), both to the beach from the sea and from land, as well as to the edge of the so-called plateau. The decision was signed by the ministers of Citizen Protection, Maritime …

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Lesvos: Two dead, one missing when boat crashes on rocky shore

Two people died and another person has been missing when a boat carrying migrants crashed on a rocky shore of Lesvos due to gale-force winds. The shipwreck happened in the area of Palios in Mandamado, northeast of the islands of Lesvos in the night Monday to tuesday, January 29-30, the …

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Lesvos: 3 dead, unknown number of missing as migrants boat crashed into rocks

The bodies of three people have been recovered so far after a boat carrying around 36 refugees and migrants crashed into rocks on the Greek island of Lesvos in the early hours of Wednesday. The boat had launched from the Turkish coast, while gale-force northern winds were blowing with intensity …

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Questions raised on RAPTOR sinking; it was heading to Ukraine (videos)

Questions are being raided about the sinking of cargo vessel RAPTOR and the reasons the captain did not ask for help on time as there was water ingress hours earlier. The only survivor reportedly told authorities that the vessel’s destination was the Ukraine and not Turkey. Meanwhile, Search And Rescue …

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Parthenon Marbles in UK is like cutting the Mona Lisa in half, says Greek PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is about “reunification” not “ownership.” In an interview on the British state broadcaster BBC on Sunday, the Greek PM added that Greece will continue to pursue the return of the Parthenon marbles, although progress in negotiations is slow. “If …

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UPD Cargo vessel RAPTOR sinks off Lesvos; 12 sailors missing, 1 rescued, 1 dead

A big Search And Rescue operation is underway South-West off the island of Lesvos after cargo vessel RAPTOR sank early Sunday morning. Of the 14 crew members onboard, so far, one sailor was spotted alive and he was picked up from a navy helicopter. UPDATE The rescued sailor was taken …

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Survivors of Pylos shipwreck file suit at Maritime Court of Piraeus

Forty of the 104 survivors of the deadly shipwreck off Pylos, in south-western Greece in June 2023, filed a lawsuit against all responsible persons at the Maritime Court of Piraeus on Thursday. The suit was filed by their lawyers, according to a joint statement by the Network for the Rights …

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Council of Europe: Greece must effectively investigate Pylos shipwreck

Greece has a legal obligation to conduct effective investigations into the Pylos shipwreck, which resulted in the death of more than 80 persons with many hundreds still missing, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said in a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis released …

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Pakistan says 350 nationals were on boat that sank off Greece

At least 350 Pakistanis were on an overloaded boat that capsized and sank in open seas off Greece last week, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday. The boat with a capacity of 400 people had over 700 people on board, he told the country’s parliament, adding that a …

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Two more bodies recovered: Shipwreck death toll rises to 80

The bodies of two more migrants were recovered by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday, near where a fishing boat full of migrants capsized last week, raising the death toll from 78 to 80. The two bodies were transferred to the port city of Kalamata, which is where the 104 …

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Shipwreck: Desperate relatives seek for their beloved ones in Greece

With pictures on their mobiles or at hand, relatives and friends are desperately searching among the fishing boat survivors for their beloved ones. They have traveled from several countries to Greece to seek for their people with whom they lost contact since Wednesday, June 16, when the fishing boat capsized …

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Shipwreck: Nine Egyptians arrested as suspects of trafficking gang

Nine Egyptian men arrested as the suspected traffickers of the migrants on board the sunken fishing boat off Pylos were led before a public prosecutor in Kalamat late on Thursday and charged. They were given until Monday to prepare their testimony. The nine men are accused for forming a criminal …

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Earthquake shakes Zakynthos with 4.4 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck the island of Zakynthos at 7:53 on Monday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area 78 kilometers west-southwest of Zakynthos Its focal depth was recorded at 8.5 kilometers. No injuries or damages have been reported. Head …

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