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Victims of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill Can Now Receive Compensation

Those who suffered losses due to the pollution caused by the sinking of the Agia Zoni II oil tanker off the coast of Salamis in the Saronic Gulf, can now receive compensation, a Kathimerini report says. Compensation to those affected...

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...

Greek Navy Frigate Runs Aground Near Psyttaleia Island

The Greek Navy Frigate Kanaris ran aground near Psyttaleia island in the Saronic Gulf early in the morning on Thursday; no injuries or serious damages reported. The frigate was returning to the Salamis Naval Station when it became entangled in...

Parts of the Athens Riviera Reopened After Oil Pollution Disaster

The Greek government has announced that a large section of the Athens Riviera has been cleaned and returned to public use following the oil spillage caused by the sinking of Agia Zoni II tanker, in early September. "A picture is...

Spectacular Underwater Video of the Agia Zoni II Wreck in Saronic Gulf

Divers and specialized crews successfully pumped out all the residual fuel from the wreck of Agia Zoni II on Friday. The fuel from the small tanker sank earlier this month near Salamis, south of Athens was transferred to other ships...

Small Cargo Ship Sinks in Aspropyrgos, West of Athens

A few weeks after the sinking of Agia Zoni II tanker that caused immeasurable environmental damage to the Saronic Gulf, Greek authorities are trying to deal with a new wreck at the near-by area of Aspropyrgos. The cargo ship "Elefantas"...

Pumping Oil from Hold of Sunken Tanker Polluting Saronic Gulf Restarts after 3-Day Delay

After a three-day delay, pumping oil from the hold of sunken oil tanker Agia Zoni II that polluted the Athens coastline restarted on Saturday morning. The process began at 09:20 on Saturday, after a three-day pause. Tanker Syros that took...

PM Tsipras Omits Mention of Oil Spill in Speech on Environment

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivered a speech on environmental issues claiming that climate and environment protection is a government priority; however not a word was said regarding the oil spill that has endangered Salamis Island, and the coastline...

Under Fire Greek Shipping Minister Admits Leaving Greece After Sinking of Tanker

Bewildered Shipping Minster Panagiotis Kouroumblis admitted that, during the first crucial hours after the sinking of the Greek tanker near Salamis, he got into a plane and flew to London. Kouroumblis is under intense pressure from the opposition to resign following...

Greece Vows to Improve Tanker Checks after Saronic Gulf Oil Spill

The Greek government has promised urgent inspections of small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted, and off bounds to swimmers. The Ministry of Shipping says the unscheduled checks will...