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375 migrants onboard of Turkish-flagged vessel disembark on Kos

375 migrants on board of a Turkish-flagged cargo ship disembarked at the port of the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Sunday and were transferred to the local Reception and Identification Migrant Center, Greece’s Migration and Asylum ministry said in a statement on Sunday. A woman had …

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Barbaros drilling: U.S. urges Turkey to “halt provocative steps” in Cyprus EEZ

The US State Department has urged Turkey to refrain from conducting hydrocarbon research inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus, describing such actions as “provocative.” Washington’s message comes after seismic research vessel Barbaros set sail from Turkey to Cyprus’ EEZ on Wednesday night. In a statement to Open TV, the …

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Turkey withdraws Oruc Reis, sends Barbaross inside Cyprus’ EEZ

The “joy” for Turkey’s temporary freeze of  hydrocarbon research activities south of the Greek islands of Kastellorizo and Rhodes, was of short duration. A few hours later, Turkey issued a new navigation notification (NAVTEX) for its second seismic research vessel Barbaros in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The NAVTEX blocks an …

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Turkey’s research vessel Oruc Reis enters Greece’s continental shelf

Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis has been spotted within the boundaries of the Greek continental shelf on Friday morning. The Greek Armed Forces have deployed the frigate Nikiforos Fokas to the area to closely monitor the vessel’s activity. Oruc Reis entered the Greek continental shelf in the south-eastern Aegean …

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Cargo vessel ARSLANBEY runs aground next to sun beds and umbrellas (video)

It was just before Tuesday midnight, when the cargo vessel named ARSLANBEY run aground  on a sandy beach next to sun beds and umbrellas in the north coast of Evia. The vessel with a Turkish name under Panama flag was empty of cargo and was returning to Istanbul,  after having …

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Tension in Imia: Turkish Coast Guard rams patrol boat of Greek Coast Guard

A vessel of the Turkish Coast Guard has rammed a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat in the sea area of Imia. The Greek vessel suffered significant damages. The unprecedented incident occurred a quarter before Monday midnight. According to military affairs website millitaire.gr, Turkish Coast Guard vessel UMUT rammed the Greek …

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Greek authorities seek safe transport for 410 tons of explosives seized from “Andromeda” in Crete

Greek authorities are seeking the safest option for the transport and storage of 410 tons of explosives seized from vessel “Andromeda”, described as a “moving time bomb.” In Irakleio, Crete, where the vessel has been impounded, locals are concerned about the presence of some many explosives and thus outside a …

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12 crew members rescued after cargo “Little Seyma” run aground in stormy Aegean weather

A big operation is underway to rescue 12 crew members of cargo vessel Little Seyma that run aground off the eastern coast of the islet of Tragonisi off the eastern tip of the island of Mykonos in the central Aegean Sea. Little Seyma – Tragonisi The vessel is reportedly stuck …

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New oil spill in the Saronic Gulf after vessel sinks in Aspropyrgos

One more vessel sank in the Saronic Gulf, this time in Aspropyrgos bay, east of Halyvourgiki pier, some 20 km west from Athens. Cargo Vessel “Elefantas” sank on Tuesday afternoon while it was anchored. The wreck occurred after water inflow, the vessel Inspection conducted by the Port Authority showed “marine …

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