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Aegean Odyssey for 400 Migrants Ends as Ship Docks at Greek Island

Nearly 400 migrants disembarked Sunday from a Turkish-flagged cargo ship that Greece allowed to dock on its territory despite charges that Turkey had violated a migrant deal. The ship had sent a distress signal on Friday after its engines failed...

Greek Sailors Held Captive by Pirates Return to Greece

The three Greek sailors who had been held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria safely returned to Greece on Friday morning. Late last week, the captain and two crew members were successfully freed from the ship, the "Stelios K,"...

Greek Navy Vessel Rammed by Container Ship at Piraeus

A Hellenic Navy minesweeping vessel was badly damaged on Tuesday in the port of Piraeus after it was rammed by a huge container ship. All 27 crew members of the 57-meter minesweeper "Kallisto"were safely evacuated. At least two were being...

Greek Sailor Dead in Fire on Cargo Ship in the Arabian Sea

A 55-year old Greek sailor died and another member of the crew was injured during a fire on a Greek-flagged cargo ship on Wednesday in the Arabian Sea. The fire broke out on the vessel "Faneromeni", which was heading from...

At Least 120 Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Quarantined Ship Off Athens

Greek health authorities said on Thursday that at least 120 people, both crew members and passengers, on a on a ship docked off the port of Piraeus south of Athens are infected with the coronavirus. Two crew members of the...

At Least 20 Test Positive for Coronavirus on Ship Quarantined Off Piraeus

At least 20 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in a passenger ship anchored off Piraeus, near Athens, Health Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Two crew members, an Indonesian and a Swiss national, have already been transferred to hospitals...

Ship With Almost 200 Migrants on Board Runs Aground on Greek Island

A ship carrying 193 migrants and refugees from Turkey has gone ashore on the Greek island of Kea (Tzia) early Monday morning. The ship, which had sailed from the Turkish port of Canakkale, was apparently headed to Italy when bad...

Hundreds of Migrants Crammed Together on Greek Navy Ship off Lesvos

A video obtained by German magazine Der Spiegel shows the cramped conditions hundreds of migrants and refugees are having to endure living on board the "Rodos," the Greek Navy ship the anchored off the main port of the island...

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...