Conservative main opposition New Democracy party deputies signed a group letter addressed to Shipping and Island Policy Minister Thodoris Dritsas. The letter calls on the minister to explain the three-hour absence of the Coast Guard concerning the location and arrest of the man responsible for the speedboat tragedy on Aegina that cost the lives of four people, including a 5-year-old child. The Coast Guard was informed of the accident at 12:30, however, only showed up at the scene at 15:30. The 33 MPs who co-signed the letter want to know why eye-witness reports were not immediately gathered from the scene of the accident.
The deputies also wish to know why Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos license was renewed even though the 77-year-old suffered from serious disabilities. The ND MPs also wish to understand if it is common for a minister himself to head to an island at lightning speed following an accident, especially bearing in mind the sluggish reflexes of the Coast Guard.
The question is signed by Simos Kedikoglou, Olga Kefalogianni, Adonis Georgiadis, Lefteris Avgenakis, Konstandinos Tsiaras, Christos Kellas, Savvas Anastasiadis, Maria Antoniou, Charalambos Athanasiou, Theodoros Karaoglou, Anastasios Dimoshakis, Athanasios Bouras, Anna Asimakopoulou, George Georgandas, Manos Konsolas, Konstandinos Skrekas, Vasilis Kikilias, Dimitris Kyriazidis, Konstandinos Tzavaras, Gerasimos Giakoumatos, Vasilis Economou, Sophia Voultepsi, Anna Karamanli, Elena Rapti, Stilios Georgios, Fotini Arapatzi, Giannis Andrianos, Apostolos Vesyropoulos, Konstandinos Vlasis, Andreas Katsaniotis, Maximos Harakopoulos, Nikos Panagiotopoulos and Notis Mitarakis.
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