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Two cruise-ships dock at Souda port, Crete, due to strong winds

Two cruise-ships made an unscheduled arrival at the port of Souda, Chania on the island of Crete, due to the strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea. According to the chief of the Port Fund of the region of Chania, Dimitris Virirakis, the two cruiships, «MSC SINFONIA» and  «RHAPSODY OF …

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Greek PM visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier currently in Souda

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday visited the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier moored at the Souda naval base in Crete since last Saturday. The Prime Minister referred to the upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary since the Greek Revolution of 1821, but to Greece’s ties with the United …

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Mysterious death of British expat on his sailing boat in Souda port

Authorities investigate the mysterious death of a 74-year-old British expat whose body was found in his sank sailing boat in the port of Souda near Chania on the island of Crete. The sank yacht was discovered early morning Sunday near Vlite by fishermen. The body of the man was recovered …

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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo to visit Greece

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next weekend, September 27-28, media report on Sunday. The visit is of high political importance due to the developments in the Greek-Turkish relations. Pompeo will reportedly speak at a conference in Thessaloniki. On Sunday, he will visit the Naval base of …

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives at naval base of Souda

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived at the Gulf of Souda in Crete early Tuesday morning. The US Navy’s newest helicopter carrier docked at the K-14 quay of the port in Marathi at the Naval Base of Souda, local media report. The ship arrived form Italy where it …

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Food poisoning in Souda camp sends 40 refugees and migrants to hospital

Dozens of refugees and migrants from Souda camp on the island of Chios were transported to the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon. Local media report that “according to all indications, the poisoning was caused by the chicken meal they had for lunch.” Two local catering companies in contract with the …

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Garbage bins on fire, tents burned down in refugee camp: Protest or scuffle?

protesters in Souda refugee camp on the island of Chios have reportedly set garbage bins on fire on Monday afternoon. The fire spread around and caused damage and panic. Burned to a big extend are two tents belonging to the UN High Commission for Refugees and to non-governmental organizations operating …

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Greece is ready to “fulfill its international obligations” against Assad-regime

While the countdown for an US-led operation against Syria has started, Greece reassures its NATO allies, it was ready to assist in an operation against the Assad regime. “Greece is ready to fulfill its obligations,” deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) told the press after a meeting with Defence Minister …

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Souda: Greek F-16 On Fire During Taking Off

The engine of a Greek F-16 caught fire during the take off from the Souda airbase on Crete earlier on Wednesday. The fire was followed by a small explosion and some metal parts were detached. During the thriller that lasted a couple of minutes, the pilot managed to empty the fuel …

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Greek Defence Ministry: No participation in operations outside the NATO

 As the NATO is still struggling to take a decision for a participation of the No Fly Zone over Libya, Greece makes clear it is not participating in military operations outside the NATO and reiterates that it will do so only under the umbrella of the North Atlantic Alliance. Greek Ministry …

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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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