Greece: new law and fines for NGOs

Without the permission of the Greek Coast Guard, NGOs are not allowed to rescue immigrants with the help of private boat owners – this is the main message of the new law passed by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum. Violators face severe fines. The law establishes strict criteria for the participation of non-governmental organizations […]

EU accused Greece of “illegal repatriation” and provided funding

New funding for the Greek Coast Guard has not been approved, the refusal of the EU Commission is based on the so-called “illegal deportation”. As DER SPIEGEL magazine reported in today’s article, the Commission has no plans to respond to Greece’s request for funding of € 15.8 million for Coast Guard activities. Ilva Johansson, European […]

Run aground: rescued 5 tourists off the coast of the Greek Seychelles

In the early morning in the sea area of ​​Northern Evoikos, near Likhadonisi, opposite the village of Kamena Vourla, an alarm sounded: a tourist boat with 16 people (5 passengers and 11 crew members) reported that they had “run aground”. It was an ALMAHA boat bound for Skiathos. The Coast Guard and Stilida Port Authority […]

The yacht rammed a fishing boat in Kefalonia, the owner dives into the sea

The fishing vessel sank on Friday morning off the coast of Sami, about. Kefalonia, when a yacht with four foreign passengers sailing under an Italian flag rammed him. The incident was reported by a 63-year-old fishing boat owner who informed the port authorities. Actually before the collision he had to throw himself into the sea, […]

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