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Breathtaking rescue of Greek captain by Portuguese Air Force (video)

Breathtaking rescue of a Greek captain by a helicopter of the Portuguese Air Force in the sea of Azores amid 10-meter high waves. Oil tanker Minerva Gloria had to interrupt her voyage from Venezuela to Germany and headed for Azores, after the 47-year old Greek Captain had fallen seriously ill …

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Norwegian frigate sinks after collision with Greek-owned tanker

There go 400 million euros under water and the captain’s career. The Norwegian frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad“ sank deeper in the water in the night from Monday to Tuesday, just days after its  crew ignored warning signals by a Greek-owned tanker that a collision was imminent. The pictures made public by the …

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Norwegian Frigate ignored multiple collision warnings by oil tanker

The crew on board of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad  have ignored multiple warnings sent not only by the Greek-owned tanker Sola but also by maritime traffic authorities based at nearby Fedje, local media report. The frigate responded at least once to the warnings, claiming they “had control.” They …

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Norwegian frigate at risk of sinking after collision with Greek-owned tanker (videos)

A race against time is underway in the North Sea with huge efforts to prevent a Norwegian frigate from sinking. A Greek-owned crude oil tanker collided with frigate KNM Helge Ingstad off Norway last night. Aerial footage of the KNM Helge Ingstad taken at various points today by #Norway Coastal …

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Greek tanker rescues Russian couple drifted in Black Sea for five days

A Russian couple got on a inflatable dinghy and left the port of Novorossiysk  for a short round of fishing in the Black Sea. Strong winds blew. drifted them the shore and got them into an unbelievable adventure. For five days, Nadezhda Achapkina, 35, and her husband Mikhail Alaverdyan, were sailing …

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Greek-owned tanker PANTELENA missing in West Africa found

Greek-owned tanker PANTELENA with a crew of 19 Georgian and Russian sailors that went missing for over a week in the Gulf of Guinea has been found off the coast of Congo, Tbilisi said on Friday.  The reason for its disappearance remained unclear. The Pantelena, a Panamanian-flagged tanker owned by …

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Greek-owned tanker PANTELENA with 17 on board missing in West Africa

A Greek-owned Panama-registered tanker has been reported as missing for a week now in a sea region off the west African state of Gabon, military sources in the region reported on Tuesday. According to the AFP, the Georgian government confirmed the incident, as 17 Georgian nationals serve aboard the missing …

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Greek authorities declare “sea and beaches in Athens Riviera are pollution free”

Greek authorities and the Greek Center for Marine Research officially declared the beaches, the sea, the sea bottom and the benthic ecosystem along the Athens Riviera as free from the oil spill pollution after tanker Agia Zoni II sank that occurred beginning of September 2017. On 15. Sept 2017, authorities …

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Oil Spill: Authorities declare beaches at Palaio Faliro are pollution-free

A group of several government officials, including Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, went to Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Tuesday morning. In a festive mood, they declared that the beaches along the Palaio Faliro part of the Athens Riviera coastline were free from oil spill pollution. Several swimmers, mostly …

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World Wildlife Fund Greece files lawsuit over tanker oil spill in Saronic Gulf

The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece’s largest port. The environmental group’s Greek branch filed the lawsuit in the port city of Piraeus against “anyone found responsible,” a common practice when a party …

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Shipwreck: Impressive aerial video of tanker Agia Zoni II in the Saronic Gulf

Shipwreck in the Saronic Gulf: Impressive aerial video of the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II. The tanker has sunk on one side, is said to lay 30 meters deep. The video was uploaded by Archipelagos.com on Sept 14 2017 and obtained by Spanopoulos Group, the company assigned to pump water …

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Hellenic Register of Shipping: Sunken tanker does not hold seaworthiness certificate by HRS

Tanker “Agia Zoni II”  had never been surveyed and does not hold any certificate of seaworthiness by the Hellenic Register of Shipping (HRS), the body said in a statement on Thursday. The HRS statement reads: “Concerning the dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors on the tanker ‘Agia Zoni II’, the HRS informs …

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Tanker Oil Spill out of control, reaches Piraeus and beaches in Athens Riviera

With every wind blow, with every wave the oil spill sails a bit further. The thick, oily, stinky, black carpet breaks into pieces that now sail independently, swept away by the winds, the waves and the sea currents. It is normally the penetrating smell of petroleum that has locals to …

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Huge ecological disaster after tanker sinks off Salamis island in Saronic Gulf

More than two thousand tones of fuel were poured into the sea when a tanker sank off the island of Salamis in the west of the Argo-Saronic Gulf on Sunday. An unprecedented ecological disaster with huge impact on the environment, the wildlife and the local economy. Tanker Agia Zoni II …

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Greek Coast Guard discovers one more ton of heroin

It wasn’t just one ton of heroin that was smuggled in Greece, it was almost too. The second ton was discovered by the Greek coast guard on Sunday. 986 kilos and 600 grams of heroin, wrapped in 138 plastic packages were hidden in Togo-flagged tanker Noor-1 moored near the port …

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