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Greek-Flagged Tanker Attacked by Pirates Off West Africa

The Greek-flagged tanker "Minerva Virgo" was attacked by pirates while sailing near the city of Cotonou, on the southern coast of Benin in West Africa, the Greek shipping ministry reported on Thursday evening. The Ministry added that the chemicals carrier...

Pirates Release Captured Crewmembers of Greek Tanker ”Happy Lady”

The eight crewmembers of the Greek-flagged tanker "Happy Lady," among them five Greek nationals who had been kidnapped by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon, were released on Wednesday. The tanker was attacked while it lay at...

Greek Sailor Kidnapped by Pirates Returns Home

A Greek sailor who was kidnapped by pirates off the Western African Republic of Togo 40 days ago, emotionally reunited with his family on Saturday night when he arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. 20-year-old Dimitris Giatis was reunited with...

Norwegian Ship Sinking After Ramming by Greek Tanker

Norway has evacuated the entire crew of one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Greek-managed oil tanker. Seven people were slightly injured in the collision in Hjeltefjord, near Bergen, in the early hours of Thursday,...

Sunken Tanker 'Agia Zoni II' Raised from Aegean Seabed (photos)

An operation to raise the sunken tanker "Agia Zoni II" - responsible for the oil spill that polluted large stretches of the coastline in the Saronic Gulf - was successfully concluded on Wednesday. The tanker will now be towed to...

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...

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...