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Victims of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill Can Now Receive Compensation

Those who suffered losses due to the pollution caused by the sinking of the Agia Zoni II oil tanker off the coast of Salamis...

Merchant Marine Minister Declares Athens Coastline Almost Oil Free

The Greek government said that the cleanup of a section of Athens coastline polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago...

Pumping Oil from Hold of Sunken Tanker Polluting Saronic Gulf Restarts after 3-Day Delay

After a three-day delay, pumping oil from the hold of sunken oil tanker Agia Zoni II that polluted the Athens coastline restarted on Saturday...

PM Tsipras Omits Mention of Oil Spill in Speech on Environment

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivered a speech on environmental issues claiming that climate and environment protection is a government priority; however not a...

Under Fire Greek Shipping Minister Admits Leaving Greece After Sinking of Tanker

Bewildered Shipping Minster Panagiotis Kouroumblis admitted that, during the first crucial hours after the sinking of the Greek tanker near Salamis, he got into a...

Greece Vows to Improve Tanker Checks after Saronic Gulf Oil Spill

The Greek government has promised urgent inspections of small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens'...

Undaunted Bather Emerges Covered in Oil Waste at Athens Beach

Greek authorities have been warning aspiring bathers not to swim at the Athenian beaches that have bared the brunt of the oil spillage, following...

European Maritime Safety Agency Refutes Greek Minister’s Claim about Availability of Cleanup Ships

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) spokesperson on Wednesday said that Greece's request for cleanup ships arrived late in the evening of September 12,...

Greek Opposition Leader Demands Minister’s Resignation over Oil Spill

Leader of New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis to resign, due to the delays and oversights in the government’s response...

Two Arrested after Pumping Oil from Sunken Tanker that Polluted Athens Coastline

Greek authorities have arrested the captain and chief engineer of the tanker 'Lassaia' after discovering that it has been pumping oil from the shipwreck,...

Greek Scientists Warn: Saronic Gulf Pollution will Remain in Food Chain for Years

The oil spill that polluted the coastal front of Athens will remain in the food chain for years, scientists warn. The removal of the oil...

Greek Authorities to Replace Tanker Pumping Oil from Sunken Ship that Pollutes Saronic Gulf

Greece's Ministry of Shipping is to replace the tanker being used to pump oil from the sunken ship that is polluting the coastline because...

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