Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Containership Maersk Launceston and Greek Minesweeper Collide Off Piraeus

Update: Maersk Launceston Captain Arrested A Greek Navy minesweeper was badly damaged after colliding with a much larger containership off Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. The incident involved the Navy...

October 27, 2020
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Monday, August 3, 2020
Maritime News

Greece to Require Masks on Ferry Decks

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory on the decks of ferries sailing to its islands, extending the requirement beyond indoor public spaces, after...

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Maritime News

Turkey Holds Off Sea Survey to Defuse Tensions with Greece

By Firat Kozok (Bloomberg) — Turkey will hold off on surveying the seabed in an area of the eastern Mediterranean disputed by Greece to give time for diplomacy, President Recep...

July 28, 2020
Total Views: 35

Monday, November 11, 2019
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Maritime News

China, Greece Agree to Push Ahead with COSCO’s Piraeus Port Investment

ATHENS, Nov 11 (Reuters) – China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, as part...

November 11, 2019
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Maritime News

Greek Shipowners Agree to Pay 75 Million Euros Annually to State

ATHENS, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Greek shipowners will pay at least 75 million euros ($85.37 million) annually to the state budget, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday, under a...

February 27, 2019
Total Views: 5

Friday, December 14, 2018
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Maritime News

Greece Seizes $113 Million Worth of Drugs from Libya-Bound Ship

ATHENS, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on...

December 14, 2018
Total Views: 41

Friday, October 19, 2018
Piraeus Port
Maritime News

Piraeus Port Urges Greece to Speed Up Investment Plan Approval

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece’s largest port, wants the Greek government to speed up the approval of an investment plan...

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Maritime News

Greek Seamen End Strike After Reaching Deal on Wage Increase

ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Greek seamen on Tuesday called off a strike that had kept ferries and passengers stranded in ports around the country, after reaching a deal with...

September 4, 2018
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Greek Shipowner Olympiakos Piraeus

Greek Shipowner Denies Drug Trafficking Charges

by Constantinos Georgizas (Reuters) – Greek shipping tycoon Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Olympiakos Piraeus and Nottingham Forest soccer teams, denied any links to drug trafficking on Saturday, a day after a...

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 24

Friday, June 8, 2018
Maritime News

Greek Shipowners Say EU Tax Pressure Could Make Brexit ‘Not a Bad Thing’

ATHENS, June 8 (Reuters) – Greek shipowners could relocate to Britain after it leaves the European Union if European regulators demand changes to favourable shipping taxes in Greece, a top...

June 8, 2018
Total Views: 3

Friday, May 4, 2018

Greek Naval And Turkish Cargo Ship Collide

by Michele Kambas (Reuters) – A Greek gunboat was nudged by a Turkish cargo vessel early on Friday while on patrol for unauthorized migrant crossings in the Aegean Sea, the...

May 4, 2018
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Greek Ferry Crews Strike

ATHENS, April 18 (Reuters) – Greek ferries remained docked at the country’s ports on Wednesday as seamen, marine engineers and ship cooks walked off the job to protest against planned...

April 18, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Incident Photos: Panama-Flagged Cargo Ship Wrecks in Greece

A Panama-flagged cargo ship wrecked on the Greek island of Traganisi near Mykonos on Friday during a voyage from Russia to Cyprus. The Hellenic Coast Guard says all 12 foreign...

December 26, 2017
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Large Oil Spill Washes Ashore in Greece After Tanker Sinks

Greek authorities are working to cleanup a large oil spill that has impacted the shoreline of a Greek island near Piraeus this after a tanker sank in area early Sunday...

September 13, 2017
Total Views: 30

Monday, July 3, 2017
Turkish freighter M/V ACT

‘Greek Coast Guard Opened Fired On My Ship’ Says Turkish Captain

By Ece Toksabay (Reuters) The captain of a Turkish freighter said on Monday that the Greek coast guard had fired on his vessel after he refused an order to dock at...

July 3, 2017
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Greece Seeks to Lure U.K.-Based Shipowners, Brokers on Brexit

By Paul Tugwell and Sotiris Nikas (Bloomberg) — The Greek government wants to persuade shipowners and shipping-insurance companies based in London to move their European Union headquarters to Greece as...

May 31, 2017
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Crews Attempting to Pump Oil from Stricken Cargo Ship in Andros, Greece

Response crews in Greece are working to clean-up and pump oil from the stricken cargo ship MV Cabrera which ran aground December 24 on the Greek island of Andros during...

December 28, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, December 26, 2016

Grounded Cargo Ship in Trouble in Greece; Nine Rescued, Pollution Reported

Nine crew members have been rescued from a grounded general cargo ship that has run aground and is leaking oil in Andros, Greece.  The Hellenic Coast Guard says the Antigua...

December 26, 2016
Total Views: 53

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Maritime News

COSCO Says Piraeus Among Top 30 Ports in World by 2018

By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – China’s biggest shipping company, COSCO Shipping, plans to ramp up container volume at Greece’s biggest port in Piraeus by 35 percent by...

September 22, 2016
Total Views: 7

Friday, August 5, 2016
Piraeus Port
Maritime News

China COSCO Set to Scoop Up Majority Stake in Piraeus Port

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China COSCO Shipping, which owns the world’s fourth largest container fleet in terms of capacity, is expected to wrap up the purchase of a majority...

August 5, 2016
Total Views: 3