SHIPPING

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NEWS

An international oil trafficking ring is believed to be hiding behind the case of the Eirini 1 oil tanker, which, although banned from sailing from the port of Rhodes island on December 8 last year, “escaped” to Turkey.




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ECONOMY

Greek shipping’s international standing means it has the opportunity to attract young people to the sector to meet the large problem of unemployment, Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis Plakiotakis told the seventh annual Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE) Economic Forum on Wednesday.



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NEWS

Ferries are to remain docked at ports until midnight Monday as seamen hold a 48-hour strike over a series of demands including salary increases and improved social security.

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ECONOMY

Greece was elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the membership election for the 2022-23 biennium at its 32nd Assembly on Friday.

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NEWS

A prosecutor in Rhodes has opened an investigation into a freighter detained by local port authorities for smuggling fuel which managed to flee under the nose of the authorities on Wednesday, state-run broadcaster ERT reported Friday.