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The Great Greek Benefactor Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Niarchos, the great Greek benefactor, passed away on this day 25 years ago, leaving a foundation that continues his philanthropy

Award-Winning Sunrays Yacht Dazzles Mykonos

The award-winning yacht Sunrays dazzled locals and tourists alike in Mykonos when it docked off the famous Psarou beach on Thursday. The 85.5m/280'6" yacht owned by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco offers flexible accommodation for up to twelve guests in nine...

First Cyprus-Greece Ferry in 22 Years Starts Service on Sunday

The first car and passenger ferry in 22 years linking Cyprus and Greece will set out on its first voyage on Sunday departing from the port of Limassol to Piraeus. The fully renovated Daleela ferry is operated by Scandro Holding,...

Greece Releases Iran’s Oil Tanker Seized in April

On Tuesday, Greece released Iran's Lana tanker that was seized in April, Ιran's Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) announced. The semi-official Mehr News Agency, quoting Iranian officials, said that the oil cargo will be returned to its owner. "With the swift...

Greece Makes 11 Historic Wrecks Accessible To Recreational Divers

11 historic wrecks have been declared accessible for recreational diving by Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports

Greek Court Overturns Ruling on Seizure of Iranian Ship

On Wednesday, a Greek court overturned an earlier court ruling allowing for the confiscation of part of an Iranian ship's cargo by the United States. The ship in question is an Iranian-flagged tanker off the Greek coast. The incident had...

Dramatic Scenes as Iran’s Commandos Storm Greek Tanker

Iran released footage of the Revolutionary Guards storming the two Greek oil tankers in the Gulf last Friday in apparent retaliation against Greece's seizure of Iranian crude oil cargo. Armed Revolutionary Guars are seen landing by navy helicopters on the...

Greece Accuses Iran of Piracy Over “Violent Seizure” of Greek Ships

Greece's Foreign Affairs Ministry submitted a strong demarche to Iran's ambassador in Athens concerning the "violent seizure" of two Greek-flagged ships by Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf on Friday. This was carried out by the ministry's General Secretary...

Iran Accuses Greece of Piracy After Seizure of Crude Oil Cargo

Iran accused Greece of piracy on Thursday after the seizure of the cargo of crude oil from a tanker anchored in the bay of Karystos on the southern coast of the island of Evia. Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization is...

Greece Remains Top Shipping Nation in the World

Greece remains the top shipping nation in the world, as Greek shipowners with 5,514 ships currently control approximately 21 percent of the global fleet, in terms of capacity, the Union of Greek Shipowners (USG) announced in its annual report...

Greek Shipper to Provide Germany with Liquified Gas Storage Facilities

A Greek shipping company has struck a deal this week with Germany to provide two floating liquified gas units as Berlin tries to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. George Prokopiou’s Dynagas Ltd signed the agreement for the storage and...

Greece Set to Become Energy Hub Through New LNG Terminal

On Tuesday, Greece launched a liquified natural gas terminal which is being developed in Alexandroupolis, aimed at helping Europe and the Balkans become less reliant on Russian supplies. The LNG terminal is a “beacon sending a dual message: that with...

Greek Ship That Disappeared 63 Years Ago Found on Aegean Seabed

A Greek ship that disappeared without sending an SOS in 1959 was discovered at the bottom of the Aegean Sea off Makronissos island recently. The "Three Hierarchs," which sank on February 14, 1959, was discovered at a depth of 87.2...

Germany Seizes Russian Oligarch’s $600 Million Superyacht

On Wednesday, Germany seized the world’s largest superyacht after “extensive investigations” determined that it is owned by the sister of the sanctioned Russian oligarch, Alisher Usmanov. Germany’s federal crime office (BKA) said that despite efforts at what it called “offshore...

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Fought the Turkish Fleet

The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.