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Shipwreck off Kos: 106 migrants incl 20 children on board

One hundred and six migrants, including 20 children, were located by the Greek Coast Guard in a rocky area northwest of the island of Kos late on Saturday.Kos and were transferred to the Kos Identification Center. A  sailing boat was found to have half-sunk on the shore where the migrants …

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Three Hierarchs: Missing cargo shipwreck located after 63 years (picts)

For 63 years nobody knew what had happened to motor-ship “Three Hierarchs” that sank together with 9 crew members off the island of Makronissos on February 14, 1959. Now the shipwreck was located and identified by the research team of Costas Thoktaridis with the aid of the underwater robotic vehicle …

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Six bodies washed ashore of Lesvos; authorities suspect shipwreck

A shipwreck with six dead so far has occurred in the sea off the coast of Lesvos, near the PPC factory in Epano Skala, Mytilene. It is suggested that there was a shipwreck as so far, the boat has not been located, nor was there any distress signal to authorities. …

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2500-year-old shipwreck discovered during seabed survey to lay power cable off Kythera (video)

A rare and unique shipwreck form the Classical Era has been revealed during the marine survey for the Crete-Peloponnese subsea interconnection, the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) announced on Thursday. The rare shipwreck was revealed while surveying the seabed near the island of Kythera for the construction of Crete-Peloponnese subsea …

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Peristera Shipwreck: Underwater museum of Alonissos opens on June 1

The underwater archaeological site off the island of Alonissos, the Peristera Shipwreck, will open to visitors on June 1, 2021, the Greek Culture Ministry said in a statement. The first underwater museum in Greece was inaugurated off  the coast of the island of Alonisos, Sporades, last summer. The Shipwreck Peristera …

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Migrant father charged with son’s death on journey to Greece

A 25-year-old Afghan father and his young son attempted the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece to seek asylum in Europe. The boy died after their boat struck rocks. The father has been charged with child endangerment. If convicted he faces up to 10 years in prison. “The charges …

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Wildfire burns vegetation above shipwreck Navagio on Zakynthos (video)

Firefighters struggled all night to bring the wildfire in Volimes, Zakynthos under control. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon near the village Volimes on Zakynthos and burned a pine forest over the popular beach of the famous shipwreck Navagio. The firefighters set the blaze under control at very adverse …

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96 rescued after migrants boat sinks off the island of Halki

In a large Search and Rescue operation, the Greek Coast Guard and the Navy managed to rescue 96 people from a sinking boat that was transferring refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece. It is believed that the boat was carrying over 100 people. Among them there were 10 children …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck is in …Turkey, claims German travel website

The famous shipwreck of Zakynthos is in … Turkey! This has been claimed by a German travel website  selling holiday packages to several countries. Advertising a holiday package to the Bodrum area in the Turkish South-West coast, the website staff uploaded a picture of the most photographed landscape of Greece:the …

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Rockslides at shipwreck beach Navagio due to Zakynthos earthquake

The 6.8R earthquake that stroke the island of Zakynthos early Friday morning has caused new rockslides  at famous shipwreck beach Navagio that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The impact of earthquake to the beach was revealed by Efthymios Lekkas, Geology Professor and head of the Greek Earthquake Panning and …

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Ancient Greek shipwreck found intact at the bottom of Black Sea (video)

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck. The ancient Greek shipwreck has been lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea. The ship wreck is similar to Odysseus’s vessel as featured on an Ancient Greek pottery found in …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck Navagio Beach opens to public again under restrictions

Famous Navagio beach, the Zakynthos shipwreck, was opened to public again, a week after a rockfall on the left side of the shipwreck forced its closure. The opening of the shipwreck beach is under certain restrictions though. According to state broadcaster ERT, the port authorities lifted the ban on Zakynthos …

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