Greek ferry crew declare strike after tragic death of passenger in Piraeus Port

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The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) declared a 24-hour strike on Friday, September 8, set to immobilise all ships across Greece on Wednesday, September 13.

Travelers to island destinations are expected to face major disruptions next week due to the 24-hour strike.

The strike is a protest against the tragic incident in which a 36-year-old tardy passenger drowned after being pushed into the sea at Piraeus Port by a ferry crew member of the ‘Blue Horizon’.

The PNO union said the decision was made “on the occasion of the repulsive incident”.

The PNO emphasized that Greek seamen are dedicated professionals who tirelessly safeguard human lives at sea on a daily basis. They urged that the recent unfortunate event at the port of Piraeus should not cast a shadow over the entire seafaring community.

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