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Greek Frigate Sails to the Red Sea to Aid EU Mission

Greek frigate Hydra sailed toward the Red Sea on Monday after Greece assumed command of the EU’s maritime security operation which would aim to prevent attacks against ships and ensure freedom of navigation. Minister of National Defense, Nikos Dendias, emphasized...

Greece Assumes Command of EU’s Red Sea Security Operation

Greece assumed command of the EU's Red Sea maritime security operation which would aim to prevent attacks against ships and ensure freedom of navigation. The EU announced that the operation dubbed "Aspides," meaning "shields" or "protector" in Greek, will contribute...

Greek Ship Targeted by Missiles off Yemen

Another Greek-owned ship was targeted by missiles off the coast of Yemen on Monday, British maritime security firm Ambrey reported. The Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier was targeted by missiles in two separate incidents within two minutes while transiting through the...

Explosion Reported on Greek-owned Ship Off Yemen

An explosion was reported near a Greek-owned merchant vessel off the coast of the port city of Aden, Yemen on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The news agency says that the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency and British maritime security...

Greece Set to Host EU Red Sea Operation HQ

The EU's naval mission to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea will be headquartered in Larissa, Greece, the bloc's defense ministers agreed on Wednesday. Greek Defense Minister Nikos Dendias tweeted that his EU counterparts accepted the offer made by...

Dramatic Video Surfaces of Houthi Strike on Greek Ship in Red Sea

A video of the Houthi strike on a Greek ship in the Red Sea earlier in the week was released by private Skai TV on Friday evening. The footage from a bridge camera shows the moment a missile hits the...

Greek Navy Personnel Hand in Resignations Over Red Sea Mission

Nearly twenty Greek Navy employees handed in resignations ahead of a mission to the Red Sea after finding out about the duration of the trip and their wages. Greek military news site militaire.gr published an article earlier today on Friday,...

US and UK Launch Strikes Against Houthi Rebels in Yemen

US and UK forces have carried out air strikes against Houthi rebel targets in Yemen in response to attacks by the Iranian-backed group on ships in the Red Sea since November. Aircraft bombed more than a dozen sites used by...

Greece Sends Frigate to the Red Sea to Protect Shipping

Greece announced on Thursday it is sending a frigate to the Red Sea to participate in the multinational force led by the United States to protect shipping following recent attacks by militias from Yemen. Ten countries have already expressed an...