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Hellenic Navy launches new support ship

Hellenic Navy launches new support ship The Hellenic Navy has launched the new General Support Ship AIAS (AJAX) during a ceremony held on Thursday at the Salamis Naval Base. The new vessel, a donation of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, will allow for the refueling of Hellenic Navy ships while they are out at sea. President […]

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How the Ancient Greeks Invented the Anchors for Boats

How the Ancient Greeks Invented the Anchors for Boats A replica of an ancient Greek ship. Credit: maxpixel, CC0/Public Domain The origin of the sea anchor as we know it today can be found in Ancient Greece and specifically around 592 BC. As sea people, ancient Greeks used to take long journeys, and they often […]

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Migrant worker injured in Perama ship repair zone

Migrant worker injured in Perama ship repair zone A 38-year-old foreign national working with a privately owned crew, was injured on Monday during maintenance work on a tanker in the shipbuilding and repair zone of Perama, west of Greece’s main port, Piraeus. According to the Coast Guard, the man was transferred by ambulance to Attica […]

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Greece seeking return of Pakistani, Bangladeshi migrants aboard Turkish-flagged cargo ship

Greece seeking return of Pakistani, Bangladeshi migrants aboard Turkish-flagged cargo ship Greece is seeking to send migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh that reached the country aboard a Turkish-flagged cargo ship back to their countries, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said Monday. “Those who are not entitled to international protection will be returned,” Mitarakis told Open TV, […]

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Most Turkish-flagged cargo ship migrants received on Kos

Most Turkish-flagged cargo ship migrants received on Kos 375 migrants aboard a Turkish-flagged cargo ship were moved to the Kos Reception and Identification Migrant Center according to a statement released by the Migration and Asylum ministry on Sunday. A women disembarked on the island of Karpathos to receive medical attention, and six have been held […]

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Aegean Odyssey for 400 Migrants Ends as Ship Docks at Greek Island

Aegean Odyssey for 400 Migrants Ends as Ship Docks at Greek Island The Turkish-flagged ship was eventually allowed to dock at Greece’s Kos Island. Credit: Hellenic Coast Guard Nearly 400 migrants disembarked Sunday from a Turkish-flagged cargo ship that Greece allowed to dock on its territory despite charges that Turkey had violated a migrant deal. […]

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Turkish-flagged cargo ship with migrants to dock at Greek port

Turkish-flagged cargo ship with migrants to dock at Greek port A Turkish-flagged cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants is sailing slowly off the island of Karpathos after sending out a distress signal on Friday and will dock at a Greek port to disembark the migrants, a Greek coast guard official said on Saturday. The vessel […]

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Crete: Crippled ship with 400 migrants heads for safe port

Crete: Crippled ship with 400 migrants heads for safe port A small cargo ship with about 400 migrants on board that suffered engine problems in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the island of Crete is being led to a safe anchorage, the coast guard said Friday. A coast guard statement said the Turkish-flagged freighter was […]

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Cyprus Defies Turkey’s Threats; Continues Research into Island’s EEZ

Cyprus Defies Turkey’s Threats; Continues Research into Island’s EEZ Research ship Nautical Geo started seismic surveys in Cyprus’ EEZ. Credit: Cyprus News Agency Cyprus defied threats from Turkey and sent the Greek-Cypriot research vessel Nautical Geo to conduct seismic surveys in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Friday. The vessel, under Maltese flag, has entered […]

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The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia The British ship “Norfolk” carried the first seven Greek piracy convicts Down Under. Credit: James E. Buttersworth / Public Domain Aptly titled “Hawks in a Cage,” a new book released last week describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. […]

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The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens

The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens Abandoned and left to half-sink and rot, the “Mediterranean Sky” cruise ship has a rich history. Credit: gary4now / Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-3.0 From its glory days as a cruise ship, to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the “Mediterranean Sky” has had quite a […]

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23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum

23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum The 23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum will take place at the Grand Hyatt Athens Hotel on Wednesday. All delegates must produce proof of full vaccination (EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate or equivalent) in accordance with government protocols. For more information and registration, go to marinemoney.com. Source : […]

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Magna Graecia: Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Italy

Magna Graecia: Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Italy Amphorae found in the ancient Greek ship’s wreckage reveal scenes from the life and commerce of Magna Graecia. Credit: Public Domain A ship of Greek ceramics from the 7th century BC, discovered in Italy in 2019, sheds new light on Magna Graecia, the area […]

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Chios: operation underway to assist adrift cargo ship

Chios: operation underway to assist adrift cargo ship A lifeboat and tugboat were dispatched Friday to aid a cargo ship that is adrift off the west of Chios. The Comoros-flagged vessel has 15 crew on board. Initial information suggest the vessel, which is carrying grain, has a rope jammed in its propeller. Conditions in the […]

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Ship with 119 passengers collides with the port of Santorini

Ship with 119 passengers collides with the port of Santorini The passenger ferry “Prevelis” with 119 passengers and 29 private vehicles collided in the port of Thira during the mooring process. No injuries were reported. As a precaution the ship will be checked below the waterline by a diver . “Prevelis” operates the route Piraeus, […]

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Diana Shipping secured a fare for her ship four times higher than the previous one

Diana Shipping secured a fare for her ship four times higher than the previous one Diana Shipping Inc, the NYSE-listed shipping company of the Palios family, secured a fare four times higher than the previous one. The ship’s charter, which is expected to generate approximately US $ 5.04 million gross revenue for the minimum scheduled […]

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Celestyal Cruises sells Experience cruise ship

Celestyal Cruises sells Experience cruise ship Celestyal Cruises monitoring the continuing effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the market,  reviewed the short-term outlook for projected demand and the corresponding activity of its fleet. In this context and after examining and studying all the parameters, the company proceeded to the sale of the cruise ship […]

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Greek shipowners invested over $ 4.79 billion in ship purchases

Greek shipowners invested over $ 4.79 billion in ship purchases After a short break during which the Chinese shipowners had taken over as buyers of second hand Greek ships, “order” has returned to international shipping. In the first eight months of this year, the Greek shipowners invested over $4.798 billion. They are at the top […]

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Marine pollution spreads from Sea Bird

Marine pollution spreads from Sea Bird The Togo-flagged Sea Bird cargo ship that sank on Saturday off the rocky islet of Karavia has released quantities of fuel and oil residues which have spread more than 3-5 nautical miles from the wreck, according to media reports on Tuesday. It ran aground and sank just off Karavia, […]

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The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe Credit: Public domain The story of how a Japanese ship saved hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Asia Minor in 1922 after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a recent lecture held in Tokyo by a prominent Japanese researcher. Organized by the Japan Greece […]

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Capital Gas Ship Management Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier ‘Adamastos’

Capital Gas Ship Management Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier ‘Adamastos’ Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery today of the newbuilding LNG Carrier ‘Adamastos’, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, S.Korea. With cargo capacity of 174,000 m3, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an […]

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Another newly built LNG Carrier in Capital Gas’ fleet

Another newly built LNG Carrier in Capital Gas’ fleet Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery today of the newbuilding LNG Carrier ‘Adamastos’, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, S.Korea. With cargo capacity of 174,000 m3, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an air […]

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Nea Hellas: The Historic Ship That Brought Thousands of Greeks to the US

Nea Hellas: The Historic Ship That Brought Thousands of Greeks to the US The Nea Hellas docked. Credit: Greek Shipping Miracle The historic passenger ship “Nea Hellas” brought tens of thousands of Greeks to America, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of a better life. Between the years 1939-1955, this steamship was the main escape […]

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Capital Gas receives newly built LNG Carrier “Attalos”

Capital Gas receives newly built LNG Carrier “Attalos” Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery on 13 August of the newly built LNG Carrier ‘Attalos’, from Hyundai Heavy Industries, S.Korea. With cargo capacity of 174,000 m3, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an […]

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Two Killed in Brazen Attack on Ship Mercer Street off Coast of Oman

Two Killed in Brazen Attack on Ship Mercer Street off Coast of Oman The ship Mercer Street was attacked and two were killed, off the coast of Oman. Credit: Wikimedia A ship called Mercer Street, with ties to Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, was attacked off Oman, and two were killed in the brazen […]

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PPA: The Super Post Panamax Ship Unloading Crane has arrived at Pier I

PPA: The Super Post Panamax Ship Unloading Crane has arrived at Pier I The new Super Post Panamax Ship Loading and Unloading Bridge Crane has arrived at the Port of Piraeus. The bridge crane can serve mega container ships of 20,000 TEU and is intended to be installed in Pier I, according to a relevant […]

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Cargo ship runs into rocky islet of Kythera; no one injured

Cargo ship runs into rocky islet of Kythera; no one injured A Panama-flagged freighter ran into rocks off the coast of the southern island of Kythera on Monday, sustaining damage but causing no injuries to its crew of 12. The T Moon was en route from Croatia to Crete when a malfunctioning rudder drove it […]

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Greek shipowners invest $ 3.76 billion in ship purchases in the 2021 first half

Greek shipowners invest $ 3.76 billion in ship purchases in the 2021 first half A trading explosion occurred in the secondhand ship market during the first half of 2021 according to Allied Shipborking. In the first half of 2021, 1,060 ships worth $ 15.3 billion changed hands, about the same as in the whole of […]

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EU steers shipping towards carbon trading market to curb emissions

EU steers shipping towards carbon trading market to curb emissions Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc’s carbon market. Shipping does not at present face EU emissions targets, but that is set to […]

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Ministry of Shipping: The new equipment of the Hellenic Ship Control Center is in operation

Ministry of Shipping: The new equipment of the Hellenic Ship Control Center is in operation On June 10, the new equipment of the Hellenic Mission Control Center (GRMCC) was put into operation for participation in the new system for receiving and distributing alarms, based on medium earth orbit satellites (Medium Earth Orbit Satellites for Search […]

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