US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, announced the reversal of the actions in a Tweet citing recent statements and actions by the Greek shipowners to sever ties with Venezuela.
VesselsValue shared key data regarding the top shipowning nations of the world, noting that Japan held the lead for another consecutive year, followed by Greece and China.
Three Greek crew members arrived in Greece after remaining stranded onboard two bulk carriers, MV Ptolemeos and MV Arrybas, at anchor in the Port of Djibouti.
The passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” has been at the centre of attention after 119 outbreaks of COVID-19 had been reported onboard the vessel amongst its 380 passengers. The crew members who were negative for the COVID-19 test will be repatriated after being gradually transferred to hotels in Athens for the next 36 hours. However, passengers who are positive for COVID – 19 will remain in isolation on board for 14 days.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel bans that has brought, Greece informed that the shipping trade at the Port of Piraeus is still not impacted, as it remains operational. According to Xinhua, Greek port authorities haven’t put any restrictions to the import or export of cargo at the moment.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions that has brought, the Greek government announced that will put everyone arriving from abroad into a 14-day quarantine, in an effort against the disease.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the Athens-based cruise company, Celestyal Cruises, informed that will cancel its cruise operations until 1st of May 2020 to avoid the spread of the disease.
Passenger ferry “Blue Star Mykonos” received the green light and depart from Port of Limnos, Greece, after the COVID-19 test results came back negative. Attica Group reported that, in line with the guidelines of National Public Health Organization and the Hellenic coast guard, the ferry is able to depart the port and continue its journey.
The passenger ferry “Blue Star Mykonos” is in quarantine at Port Limnos after a crewmember experienced COVID-19 symptoms. The ferry remains docked at Limnos, awaiting for the test results. For the time being, Blue Star Mykonos accommodates 341 passengers and 77 crewmembers.
Pirates attacked the Greek-flagged chemical tanker Minerva Virgo in the Gulf of Guinea, the ship’s management company said Thursday. Minerva Virgo was underway about 45 nm off Benin with 22 crew members onboard when 5-6 individuals boarded the ship.
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