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Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

  Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek...

Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

  Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving...

New PM announces plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes 

Coronavirus: Greece denies 24,000 migrants entry

  Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday said Greek security forces had prevented more than 24,000 attempted illegal entries at the country’s...

Port of Piraeus

Greece approves COSCO’s plan for Piraeus Port

  Greek Committee of Planning and Development of Ports (ESAL) has approved EUR 611.8 million (USD 673.3 million) worth of investments at the country’s Piraeus...

Six adults, baby drown as Greece grapples with migrants influx

Six adults, baby drown as Greece grapples with migrants influx

  Six migrants, including a baby drowned in the Aegean Sea on Friday when a dinghy carrying them sank off the Greek island of Chios, state broadcaster ERT reported,...

Iran warns U.S. against seizing oil tanker released by Gibraltar 

Greece blocks Iranian oil ship freed in Gibraltar

  Greece has vowed to refuse help to an Iranian ship that was recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying oil bound for Syria days after the U.S....

New PM announces plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes 

Greece’s new PM seeks to make Greek flag more attractive

Greece’s newly elected government is determined to make the home flag more attractive to Greek shipowners. Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said “the challenge is...

New PM announces plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes 

New PM announces plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes 

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a three-pronged plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes during a visit to the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy in...

Greece impounds $660m amphetamine pills at Piraeus Port

Greece impounds $660m amphetamine pills at Piraeus Port

Greece’s financial crimes unit, SDOE, in cooperation with coast guard and drug enforcement officers, has seized a record-breaking amount of amphetamine Captagon pills...

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Shipowners to pay $85m annually to Greece 

Greek shipowners will pay at least $85.37 million annually to the state budget under a deal that replaces a previous voluntary arrangement. The sum is equivalent to a 10...

Greece seizes $113m drugs on Syrian cargo ship 

Greece seizes $113m drugs on Syrian cargo ship 

Greek authorities have seized drugs worth more than $113 million after intercepting a Syrian general cargo ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on 14 December....

Greece seizes drugs worth $113m on Libya-bound ship

Greece seizes drugs worth $113m on Libya-bound ship

Greece has seized drugs worth more than $113 million after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday. Officials found about six tonnes...