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Greek Crew Held Hostage by Pirates off Coast of Nigeria

The Greek government announced on Sunday that three sailors who are Greek nationals have been held hostages for the last several days by pirates in Nigeria, off the coast of West Africa. The drama all began weeks ago, more specifically on...

Greece, Israel to Co-Produce Next Generation Navy Corvette

The firms ΟΝΕΧ Νeorion Shipyards and Israel Shipyards Ltd have signed an agreement on the co-production of the "Themistocles" corvette ship, the Syros Island-based shipyard announced on Tuesday. According to the announcement, the Themistocles Corvette is a next-generation, multi-purpose vessel...

Cargo Ship Adrift off Peloponnese as Storm ''Hephaestion'' Sweeps Across Southern Greece

A large cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands has been drifting and completely unable to maneuver off Cape Maleas in the southeastern Peloponnese since Monday morning. The ship, which is carrying a load of iron, had left...

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 Authorities Rescue Crew of Liberia-Flagged Vessel Adrift off Sagri, Lesvos

Greece's Coast Guard have saved all the crewmembers of a Liberia-flagged vessel that was floating completely adrift between the islands of Lesvos and Skyros in the Aegean Sea. The ship was spotted off the coast of Sagri on the island...

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...

Famous Qatari Sailing Yacht "Al Mubaraki" Docks at Piraeus' Zea Marina

After visiting the ports of Mykonos and Thessaloniki, the renowned two-masted wooden Qatari sailing ship named ''Al Mubaraki'' docked at Greece's Zea Marina in Piraeus on Wednesday. The lovely, traditionally-designed wooden sailing ship is traveling to several European ports to showcase...

WWF's Ship "Blue Panda" Touring Ionian Sea to Promote Environmental Awareness

The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) ship named the "Blue Panda" began a tour of the Ionian islands in Greece on July 21, to promote awareness of the diversity of marine wildlife in the Mediterranean and to inform the public...

Tensions Rise in East Mediterranean As Turkey Issues NAVTEX off Cyprus

Ankara issued a new NAVTEX recently, blocking off parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, some of which overlap with the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. Turkey plans to send its ''Fatih'' vessel (which means ''Conqueror'') to the...

Greek Carrier Collides With Malaysian Vessel in Singapore (video)

A Greek container vessel collided with a Malaysian ship in the territorial waters of Singapore on Saturday, according to the Maritime Authorities of Singapore. The Greek vessel dubbed ''Piraeus'' (ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑΣ) was sailing at the time of the incident, while the...