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WWI Submarine Wreck Discovered

Germany had deployed a number of submarines to guard the North Sea and the English Channel hundred years ago when the WWI was in full swing. The Germans used to call those submarines 'U-boats' (or U-boot, abbreviation of Unterseeboot or undersea boat in German language). The destruction of enemy shipping by German U-boats was a spectacular feature of both WWI and WWII.

High risk of forest fires on Monday, Greek authorities warn

The risk of forest fires across the country is very high on Monday, according to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection which highlighted the prefectures of Attica, Evia, Viotia, Fthiotida, Fokida, Larissa, Magnisia, Corinthia, Argolida, Arkadia, Lakonia and Hania as the most vulnerable - at level 4.

WWI German U-boat submarine found in near perfect condition in Belgium (video)

The wreck of a WWI German U-boat submarine has been discovered at a depth of 30 metres off the Belgian coast in the North Sea, officials said. The submarine, a UB-II type is believed to have been sunk by a sea mine and Belgian authorities speculate that the remains of all 23 crew members are still in the vessel.

Turkish vessel responds to Greek ship's emergency call

A Turkish naval frigate responded to an emergency call from a Greek registered merchant vessel in the Indian Ocean late on Sept. 7, the Turkish Naval Forces has said.        

According to a statement, the call came from the Greek ship "Aegean Angel" to the Turkish frigate TCG Giresun for the Greek ship's injured crew.      

Italian Navy training ship docks in Piraeus

The Italian Navy's sail training vessel Palinuro is seen arriving at the port of Piraeus on Saturday. The schooner, on which cadets from the Italian Navy CPO School in Taranto, southern Italy, are currently undergoing training, will remain moored in Piraeus until Tuesday. Members of the public will be able to go aboard the vessel from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday.

Coast guard searching for distressed boat between Icaria, Mykonos

Greece's coast guard has launched a search and rescue operation for a boat carrying an unknown number of migrants in the Aegean following an emergency call from a passenger.

Three patrol boats, a helicopter and one nearby ship were participating in Wednesday's search in the sea area between the islands of Mykonos and Icaria.

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