Karpathos: The last moments of the French woman – She fell into the sea and was hit in the head by a rudder blade

New information is coming to light about the tragedy that occurred in the maritime area of Karpathos during the international sailing race Aegean 600 on Monday night with a 40-year-old woman, a crew member, losing

French woman killed in sailing accident in Aegean 600 regatta

A 40-year-old French woman who was competing in the Aegean 600 regatta died in a sailing accident on Monday night off the coast of the island of Kasos.

According to preliminary reports on Tuesday, the woman was thrown into the water as gale-force winds whipped up swells as high as 2 meters in the area.

Shipwrecks found off Kasos

The discovery of 10 shipwrecks as well as important individual finds has been announced after the completion in October last year of underwater archaeological research in the maritime area of Kasos island, in the southeast Aegean.

Magnitude 4.6 quake strikes between Crete and Kasos

An undersea earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.6 occurred Friday in the sea area between Crete and Kasos, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck at 8.57 a.m. some 49 kilometers northwest of Kasos, at a depth of 27.5 kilometers.

Status of 152 isles unclear, says architect of Turkey’s ‘Blue Homeland’ doctrine

Retired rear admiral Cihat Yayci, architect of Ankara's expansionist "Blue Homeland" doctrine and its maritime borders pact with Libya's Tripoli-based government, has said that Turkey's continental shelf extends to the medial line of the Aegean Sea, while questioning Greek sovereignty over 152 islands.

Turkey planning hydrocarbon exploration near Greek islands

Sections of 24 blocks outlined in the Turkish Government Gazette on May 30 stemming from the contentious maritime borders agreement signed last November between Turkey and the Tripoli-based government in Libya come within or beyond 6 nautical miles of the coasts of eastern Crete, Kasos, Karpathos and Rhodes, and overlap the Greek continental shelf.

Rhodes rattled by tremor

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude on the Richter scale struck off the southeastern coast of the island of Rhodes on Friday afternoon.

The epicenter of the 4.15 p.m. tremor was located 31 kilometers southeast of the area of Kattavia, and at a depth of 28.4 kilometers, the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute said.

Small islands calling for ban on all arrivals

Mayors of small Greek islands are demanding a ban on all arrivals, especially over Easter, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as they are not equipped with the necessary medical infrastructure to cope.

These islands include Patmos, Milos, Tilos, Ithaki, Kasos, Alonnisos, Leipsoi, Oinousses, Agathonissi, Psara, Paxos and Rhodes.