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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...

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard the Norwegian steamship "ORIA." This monumental human tragedy, which took place during the horrific years of World...

Eight Crew Members Abducted From Greek Tanker in Cameroon

Eight seamen, including five Greeks, were kidnapped after the tanker ''HAPPY LADY'' was attacked early on Tuesday some two nautical miles southwest of Limboh, Cameroon, where it was anchored. According to media reports, one of the Greek nationals has been...

Greek Captain Dies After Fire Breaks Out Aboard Ship off Brazil

A 40-year old Greek national who was the captain of a Greek-flagged vessel died near the coast of Guaiba, Brazil in the early hours of Friday, after a fire broke out aboard his ship. The Hellenic (Greek) Coast Guard issued...

Northern Greek Port of Alexandroupolis Hosts Its First-Ever US Navy Vessel (video)

The newly expanded port of Alexandroupolis, in northeastern Greece, hosted its first American warship on Tuesday. The USNS Carson City, with a 90-member crew, docked at the port as a result of the signing of the Greece-US Defense Cooperation Agreement...

Jaw-Dropping Scenes As Massive Cruise Ship Passes Through Corinth Canal

The largest ship to ever pass through the narrow Corinth Canal in southern Greece amazed both the fortunate passengers on board and spectators along the Canal on Wednesday morning. The MS Braemar cruise ship, belonging to the UK-based Fred. Olsen...

Greece Calls for Release of Seized Ship in Show of Support for Britain

The Foreign Ministry of Greece issued a statement on Tuesday evening calling for the immediate release of a British-flagged ship seized as it passed through the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. The Greek authorities called for the immediate...

At Least Seven Dead as Migrant Dinghy Capsizes off Lesvos, Greece

A new tragedy involving refugees and migrants took place in the early hours of Tuesday off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, in the northeast Aegean Sea. At least seven individuals have been confirmed dead so far. A dinghy...

US Navy Destroyer Docks in Piraeus (video)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher arrived in Piraeus on Saturday for a scheduled port visit. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Command states the visit serves “to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as the two allies work together for a stable, secure,...

The World's Largest Residential Yacht Spotted off Greece (video)

The largest private residential ship on the planet, christened "The World", which is home to only 165 residences, was spotted sailing off Nafplion in the Peloponnese on Thursday. The ship boasts the ultimate lifestyle which is a result of combining...