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Christina Onassis: The Short Life of an Unhappy Heiress

Christina Onassis, the golden heiress of the Onassis shipping fortune, died in 1988 in a friend's house in Argentina at the age of 38.

Greek Shipping Legend, Philip Embiricos, Dies at 78

Greek shipping magnate Philip Alexander Embiricos Coumoundouros died peacefully in Paris on November 20. He was 78 years old. Embiricos was the director of Embiricos Shipbrokers UK, served as President of BIMCO from 2007-2009, and was for many years on...

Dramatic Footage of Greek Ship on Fire Off Vancouver Island, Canada

Canada's Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that the Greek-owned ship Zim Kingston has lost over 100 containers off the coast of Vancouver Island after listing in bad weather. Gillian Oliver, the Coast Guard’s advanced-planning unit leader, announced that waters were...

The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens

From its glory days as a cruise ship, to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...

Legendary Onassis Yacht ‘Christina O’ Graces Mykonos

The legendary yacht "Onassis O", once belonging to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, was spotted in Mykonos over the weekend. Mykonoslive.tv captured the luxurious private yacht anchored of the main port of the cosmopolitan Greek island which in the 1950's...

Turkey Accuses Greece in Pushing of Greek Cypriot Vessel

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu has once again blamed Greece over an incident in which the Turkish Navy pushed back a Greek Cypriot research vessel that "violated Turkey’s continental shelf." Çavuşoglu accused Greece of “descent to the field” and characterized...

‘Samina’ Ferry Disaster Haunts Greece More than 20 Years Later

The disaster with the sinking of the ferry boat Express Samina in September 26, 2000 off the coast of Paros Island that claimed the lives of 81 people still haunts Greece. The ferry remains at the bottom of the Aegean...

Liberty Ships: The “Ugly Ducklings” that Transformed Greek Shipping

Liberty Ships, first built during World War II,  transformed the Greek shipping industry. By Lia Mageira “Your safety altogether depends upon the sea.” Xenophon, 4th century BC, Greek historian and philosopher During World War II, between 1941 and 1945, a total of 2,711...

The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...

$120 Million Super Yacht “Pi” Spotted Off Mykonos

The luxury super yacht called "Pi," valued at $120 million, was spotted off the Greek island of Mykonos over the weekend. The 77.25 meter (253.45 foot) long yacht apparently belongs to American businessman Howard Schultz, although it is not clear whether...

Greek Shipping, Valued at $132 Billion, Dominates the World

Greek shipping continues its astonishing growth, confirming Greece's position as the number one seafaring country in the world, according to a new report. The value of the Greek-owned merchant shipping fleet grew over 32% in the past three years and...

Nea Hellas: The Historic Ship That Brought Thousands of Greeks to the US

The historic passenger ship "Nea Hellas" brought tens of thousands of Greeks to America, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of a better life. Between the years 1939-1955, this steamship was the main escape route by which thousands fled...

China’s Cosco Tightens Grip on Piraeus Port by Raising Stake to 67%

A Greek court gave this week the go-ahead for China's Cosco to increase its stake at the Piraeus Port by 16% and extend its contract by five years for the company to complete the investments it has undertaken to...

Thousands of Shipping Containers Carrying Millions in Cargo Lost in Sea Annually

Shipping containers which are lost to the sea continue to pose a safety threat according to the World Shipping Council. 

Hydra and the World’s Oldest Merchant Marine Academy

Rising from Hydra’s pier, there is a stately mansion housing the world’s oldest continuously operating merchant marine academy.