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Hydra’s Wooden Ships on Their Journey Through History

By Alexander Billinis The use for wood in navigation is older than civilization itself, as it is present in nature. A ride hitched on a fallen log begat the dugout canoe, and the rest is history. The Aegean islanders may have...

October 20 Marks 192 Years Since the Battle of Navarino

One of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence took place 192 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman Turkish naval forces in...

Greek Ferries to Remain Docked on Wednesday Due to Industrial Action

The Hellenic Seamens' Federation (PNO) has declared a 24-hour strike on July 3 amid a labor dispute with passenger shipping operators. Greek islands will be left with no connection to the mainland at the height of the tourist season. Also,...

Turkish Coast Guard Ship 'Stopped Greek Fishermen'

Allegations of harassment at sea of Greek fishermen by Turkish boats and the country's coast guard continued on Friday. It follows reports earlier this week of shots being fired at Greek fishermen off the coast of Leros. Two Greek seamen, owners...

Labor Day Strikes to Paralyse Greek Shipping

A 24-hour strike by Greek seamen to mark May 1 will paralyse shipping across the country on Tuesday. The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) said it had called the action as part of International Labor Day celebrations as well as an...

Ships to Stay Docked on Dec 14 Due to 24h Strike

Ships throughout Greece will remain docked next Thursday after the Seamen Federation decided to participate in a 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE). The strike will start at 01:00, in the early hours of...

Ships Throughout the Country to Remain Docked on 16 and 17 May

Hellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) has called a 48-hour strike on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May for all ship categories. The Federation requests, among others, the restoration of the labour and insurance rights of the seamen, their insurance fund (NAT)...

Committee Says, Greek Merchant Shipping Fleet Up to 4,092 Vessels

Greek-interest merchant shipping fleet totaled 4,092 vessels in February 23, 2016, up 35 vessels compared with the same period last year, the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee said in a report. The London-based Committee said that the data included 347 vessels...

Ships Remain Docked Due to Extreme Weather

According to meteorologists, the extreme weather phenomena that started yesterday will continue for a couple more days. The strong winds have caused many problems throughout Greece, like fallen trees and branches that were blocking the roads and causing traffic...