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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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What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

Turkish warship. Flag. Officers on deck

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 By Admiral James Stavridis for Bloomberg – As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has been a strategic crossroads throughout history for Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Jews, Phoenicians, Romans, Crusaders and more modern sea warriors. Admiral James Stavridis Whenever I’ve sailed the waters, during …

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident. What’s going on?

French naval frigate Le Courbet

REUTERS, JULY 7, 2020 French naval frigate harassed by Turkish navy vessels escorting cargo ship suspected of arms smuggling | Both countries NATO members | Turkey’s close relationship with Russia troubling other NATO members including U.S. PARIS/BRUSSELS – For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The …

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BREAKING: Aid ship captain arrested after defying Italian government and docking at Italian port with immigrants

PortandTerminal.com, June 29, 2019 A Dutch-flagged charity rescue ship with 40 migrants on board has defied authorities and docked in the port of the Italian island of Lampedusa after being at sea for more than two weeks. Lampedusa, Italy – Carola Rackete, the captain of the Dutch-registered ship carrying 40 migrants who had been rescued from near certain death in the Mediterranean, …

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