Captain from tourist vessel collision dies


The 78-year-old captain of a speedboat that collided with a tourist vessel off the Saronic island of Aegina killing four people in August of last year died on Thursday, it emerged on Friday.

Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos was remanded in custody almost immediately after the tragedy and remained in prison for a full year.

He was released in August this year due to a series of health problems that got worse during his incarceration and was hospitalized several times for treatment.

The exact cause of his death was unclear.