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Greece Responds to Illegal Turkish NAVTEX with Aeronautical Exercise

Greece responded to the extension of the illegal Turkish NAVTEX with its own advisory for a big aeronautical exercise within the Greek continental shelf in the wider area of ​​SE Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes and South Kastelorizo. According to Hellenic National...

Erdogan Casts Wild Accusations at Greece, Charges Turkish Ship Attacked

In what is largely being seen as a last-ditch bid to win more personal approval from his own public, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan charged late on Thursday that Greece had "attacked" the Turkish oil and gas exploration ship...

Greek Fleet "Remains on Alert" Monitoring Turkish Moves in the Aegean

The Greek General Staff said on Wednesday that the situation remains unchanged in the Aegean and that the Hellenic fleet remains on alert, monitoring the movements of Turkish ships. Military sources, cited by the semi-official Athens Macedonia News Agency (AMNA),...

Greek Navy Systematically Recording Country's Most Iconic Shipwrecks

The first phase of a project to investigate and record the current state of historic Naval shipwrecks in Greece has recently been completed, according to a Hellenic (Greek) Navy General Staff (HNGS) announcement released on Wednesday. The investigation, using a...

Military Equipment Goes Missing From Greek Navy Premises on Leros Island

The General Staff of the Greek Navy announced in the early hours of Tuesday that military equipment which had been stockpiled at Leros Naval Technical Installation Service (YNTEL) is now missing. The statement notes that ''In the afternoon hours of Monday, 09...

Greece Celebrates Lighthouses Across the Nation this Sunday

Twenty-eight lighthouses in Greece will open to the public on Sunday as part of the global celebration of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). More than 20,000 visitors across Greece visited the many lighthouses which dot the shores of the...

Greek Navy Rescues Man Off Serifos Island (video)

The crew of a Hellenic Navy helicopter recorded the breathtaking rescue of a man at sea, two nautical miles south of Serifos Island in the Cyclades archipelago, on Wednesday. After an urgent request from the Unified Coordination Center for Search and...

Former Minister Papantoniou Held in Custody on Money Laundering Charges (video)

Yiannos Papantoniou, a prominent political figure who was previously served as the country's defense minister and finance minister, was taken into custody late on Tuesday on charges of money laundering. The arrest followed a marathon deposition which began on...

Captain of Greek Frigate Discharged over Saronic Gulf Fiasco

The Greek Navy has announced that both the governor and the shipping manager of the frigate "Kanaris" which ran aground, would be replaced. The High Naval Command is in session and will be announcing the name of the frigate's new...

Greek Navy Frigate Detached from Shallow Waters in Saronic Gulf (video)

The Greek Navy managed to detach the frigate "Kanaris" from shallow waters where it ran aground on Thursday, near the islet Atalanti, in the Saronic Gulf. After being towed away, the frigate sailed to the dockyard in Salamina, where it...