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September 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Four officers and crew members were charged with murder Thursday over a ferry sinking that killed at least 66 people, but one of the suspects blamed bad weather for the disaster. "Bad weather stopped us turning the boat," said Anastasios Psychoyos, captain's deputy of the Express Samina, which crashed into rocks Tuesday just outside the main port of this resort island. "The weather pushed us on the rocks. We had maintained a safe distance," he told reporters, without giving further details.
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November 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The general manager of a shipping company under siege for one of Greece's worst maritime disasters leaped to his death near the port where the ferry departed on its doomed voyage that left 80 people dead. Pandelis Sfinias, 62, jumped from the sixth floor of the building housing Minoan Lines and landed on a parked car in Piraeus. He died instantly, police said. Minoan Lines is the parent corporation of Minoan Flying Dolphins, which owned the ferry that sank in a gale Sept. 26.
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November 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The general manager of a shipping company under siege for one of Greece's worst maritime disasters leaped to his death near the port where the ferry departed on its doomed voyage that left 80 people dead. Pandelis Sfinias, 62, jumped from the sixth floor of the building housing Minoan Lines and landed on a parked car in Piraeus. He died instantly, police said. Minoan Lines is the parent corporation of Minoan Flying Dolphins, which owned the ferry that sank in a gale Sept. 26.
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October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
An elderly American man died when a chartered Greek yacht carrying mostly U.S. tourists struck rocks and sank off Greece early today, officials said. It was the third incident in less than a week involving Greek shipping in the Cyclades islands. The Zeus III sank shortly after midnight off the Aegean island of Naxos, about 100 miles southeast of Athens. All others aboard were rescued, but the 82-year-old victim died of an apparent heart attack, officials said.
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September 27, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Greek ferry carrying 510 passengers sank after hitting a reef near the Aegean Sea island of Paros, killing at least 40 people, the Greek coast guard said today. Officials said more than 400 people had been rescued and 46 were missing after the Express Samina ran aground and sank amid gale-force conditions. A member of the coast guard died of a heart attack during the nighttime rescue operation. Doctors and emergency crews were being airlifted to Paros from nearby islands.
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October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
An elderly American man died when a chartered Greek yacht carrying mostly U.S. tourists struck rocks and sank off Greece early today, officials said. It was the third incident in less than a week involving Greek shipping in the Cyclades islands. The Zeus III sank shortly after midnight off the Aegean island of Naxos, about 100 miles southeast of Athens. All others aboard were rescued, but the 82-year-old victim died of an apparent heart attack, officials said.
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September 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Four officers and crew members were charged with murder Thursday over a ferry sinking that killed at least 66 people, but one of the suspects blamed bad weather for the disaster. "Bad weather stopped us turning the boat," said Anastasios Psychoyos, captain's deputy of the Express Samina, which crashed into rocks Tuesday just outside the main port of this resort island. "The weather pushed us on the rocks. We had maintained a safe distance," he told reporters, without giving further details.
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September 27, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Greek ferry carrying 510 passengers sank after hitting a reef near the Aegean Sea island of Paros, killing at least 40 people, the Greek coast guard said today. Officials said more than 400 people had been rescued and 46 were missing after the Express Samina ran aground and sank amid gale-force conditions. A member of the coast guard died of a heart attack during the nighttime rescue operation. Doctors and emergency crews were being airlifted to Paros from nearby islands.
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