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“Biblical” like disaster as rare hurricane hits Mediterranean (VIDEO)

Boats washed up on shore. Mud.

PortandTerminal.com, September 18, 2020 ATHENS, GREECE – A rare Mediterranean hurricane — otherwise known as a “medicane” — has made landfall over Western Greece. Greek civil protection authorities have been put on maximum alert after the Mediterranean cyclone made landfall, battering the west of the country and many of its popular Ionian islands. The storm, named Ianos, hit Lefkada Island on …

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Turkey Dismisses Report It Wanted To Provoke War By Sinking Greek Ship

Warships at sea

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2020 ANKARA, TURKEY – The German newspaper Die Welt claimed in a report on Tuesday that Turkish President Erdogan wanted to provoke a major military incident with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan’s goal was reportedly to provoke a military conflict with Greece and in doing so, help his own chances to survive politically. Faced with economic …

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VIDEO: Greek Navy torpedo a decommissioned freighter as a warning to Turkey

Screen grab of ship blowing up

PortandTerminal.com, June 27, 2020 ATHENS – On Jun 23 the Greek Navy sunk an old freighter during Naval drills, deploying submarine, frigate and helicopter forces. The decommissioned vessel was torpedoed and fired upon with missiles, launched from frigate and helicopter. Greek media and Naval officials acknowledged that the drill was conducted as a warning to Turkey. What’s going on? Relations …

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

November 11, 2019 by Reuters COSCO plans to turn Piraeus port into the biggest commercial harbour in Europe, spending about 600 million euros ($660 million) to boost operations ATHENS, GREECE – China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros ($660 million) investment by COSCO Shipping into Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, as part of efforts to boost …

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“No Proof”: Greek ship manager denies Involvement in Brazilian oil spill

The CEO of Petrobras warned the oil spills in Brazil’s northeast may be the worst environmental incident in the country’s history. PortandTerminal.com, November 3, 2019 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof” of the vessel conducting activities that may have …

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Maritime Image of the Day

PortandTerminal.com, October 10, 2019 Editor’s note: “Image of the Day” is a new feature that we have recently launched. We work in an amazing industry. Let’s celebrate its beauty together by sharing the incredible imagery taken by our colleagues of what we do. Have a photo/video to share? Please send it to info@portandterminal.com along with the name of the photographer …

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SEIZURE: Record bust of war drug “chemical courage” at Greece’s main port

PortandTerminal.com, July 8, 2019 Greece’s financial crimes unit (SDOE) has seized $660 million worth of “war drug” amphetamine Captagon pills at the Piraeus Port. ATHENS – A record amount of Captagon, “the pill of the jihadists“, has been confiscated by the Greek authorities in the port of Piraeus. Coastguard and drug enforcement officers seized three containers full of the amphetamines, …

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