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The 5th patrol boat with special sanitary equipment was delivered to Samothrace - Projects of 8.5 million euros for the port of Kamariotissa announced Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis

A new patrol boat, properly configured with sanitary equipment, was delivered to the Port Department of Samothrace on Friday afternoon. This is the 8th in total, boat with special sanitary …

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Statement by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis from Samothrace on Greek-Turkish relations

In recent days, Turkey's statements and accusations are not only beyond of any meaning of international law, but they are beyond of any logic.

Let Turkey finally realize that it …


Ministers Plakiotakis and Kikilias meeting for the sustainable development of the cruise

The special importance of the flow management mechanism, traffic planning, as well as control of arrivals and departures of cruise ships (berth allocation), was examined today during a meeting at …

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Plakiotakis Kikilias

Minister G. Plakiotakis from Samos: Although traffickers circuits are left or even supported, Greece saves human lives

The Samos Coast Guard Authority was visited by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, accompanied by the Member of Greek Parliament Mr. Christodoulos Stefanadis, the …

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Samos Plakiotakis

Minister Plakiotakis: Greece saves lives that others put in danger in the Aegean

In recent days, the criminal activity of traffickers who are indifferent to human life has intensified, stacking dozens of distressed people without life jackets in boats that do not even …

Turkey traffickers Minister Plakiotakis Plakiotakis
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Greece at the forefront of European efforts to gradually decarbonize the shipping industry

The Minister for Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, acknowledging the need for contribution of all economic sectors, including shipping, to the ambitious goals of the European Green …


Two state-of-the-art new patrol vessels entered the Hellenic Coast Guard fleet

The first two, out of four in total, state-of-the-art patrol vessels, manufactured in Italy, were handed over to the Hellenic Coast Guard.

The said vessels, LS 900 "Marinos Zampatis" and …


Announcement of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy related with repatriated Greek sailors from Djibouti

The repatriation of the last three Greek sailors, members of the crew of two Greek-owned ships held in Djibouti for seven months, has been completed due to financial problems of …


G. Plakiototakis: Turkey aims to trigger an incident in the Aegean

On the occasion of the incident in Kos in which the Turkish vessel was making deliberately dangerous maneuvers within the Greek territorial waters and hit the Hellenic Coast Guard patrol …

Turkey aims to trigger an incident in the Aegean
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Ioannis Plakiotakis: We managed to have zero flows but we do not complacent (Video)

The effectiveness of the Hellenic Coast Guard's reinforcement measures to block the ever-increasing migratory flows in the Eastern Aegean islands was reported by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular …

Greece Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis Turkey migratory flows
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Protection from the New Coronavirus - Everything You Need to Know

Informative guidelines, harmonized with National Public Health Organization guidelines for the New Coronavirus 2019 nCoV (China).



MMAIP Mr. Yiannis Plakiotakis informed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria on what is happening in the Aegean

Detailed information on the situation in the Aegean regarding the massive influx of foreigners departing from the Turkish coast, often accompanied by Turkish Coast Guard vessels, and the government's decision …

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria

Turkish vessels escort the boats with the foreigners in the Aegean

Boat with foreigners accompanied by Turkish vessels attempting to enter Greek territorial waters in the Eastern Aegean, can be seen from the two videos and two photos released today by …

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Minister of Maritime and Insular Policy Mr Giannis Plakiotakis to visit Brussels

The Minister of Maritime and Islands Policy, Yiannis Plakiotakis, will be in Brussels next Thursday 20 February to have a series of contacts with European officials within the framework of …

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G. Plakiotakis from Igoumenitsa: We harness the potential of each port separately

Minister of Maritime and Insular Policy, Giannis Plakiotakis paid a visit to Igoumenitsa on Saturday 15/2, as part of his planned visits to the Port Organizations and Port Authorities of …


Meeting of MMAIP Mr. Yiannis Plakiotakis with the Presidents of the nine Seafarers Associations

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Maritime and Insular Policy between the Minister Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis and the Presidents of nine primary associations of the Panhellenic Maritime …

Giannis Plakiotakis PNO Panhellenic Maritime Federation