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Greek court overturns decision on US seizure of Iranian oil cargo from tanker Lana

A Greek court on Wednesday overturned an earlier court ruling that allowed the confiscation by the United States of part of a cargo of Iranian oil on Iranian-flagged tanker Lana off the Greek coast of Karystos in south Evia. The incident led to an angry response by Iran that seized …

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Greece seize Russian tanker following EU sanctions; 2nd tanker mystery

Greek authorities seized Russian-flagged tanker PEGAS citing reasons that the sanctions imposed by the European Union and the NATO on ships of Russian interests. The tanker was sailing off Karystos, south of the island of Evia. Only the 250-meter long tanker was seized but not its crude oil cargo. The …

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Τanker rescues some 150 migrants on a wooden boat south off Peloponnese

Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the alarm after coming across the wooden boat, which was taking …

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Maltese-flagged tanker in distress after mechanical failure

A Maltese-flagged tanker on Monday issued a distress call, saying that it was floating adrift after a mechanical breakdown 1.5 nautical miles northwest of Cape Kafireas, Cavo D’  Oro, on the southeastern tip of the island of Evia in the Aegean Sea. . The tanker, which is without cargo, has …

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Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek tanker: 5 dead

Four people died and one is missing after the collision of a Greek tanker with a Turkish fishing boat in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The accident took place 15 nautical miles from Karatas, off the port of Adana in the Turkish South-West coast at 05:50 on Wednesday morning. Following the …

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16 crew members of tanker MERBABU moored off Piraeus tested positive

Sixteen members of Maltese-flagged crude oil tanker “Merbabu” have been tested positive to coronavirus on Thursday. The infections have been tested after a team of National Public Health Organization had boarded the tanker and carried out tests on the 25-member crew. According to marinetraffic, the tanker had left the port …

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Iranian tanker abandons Greece, changes course to Turkey

An Iranian tanker at the centre of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece, data from real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday. The Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, was released from detention off Gibraltar after …

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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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