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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-24

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  • [01] Ferry towed back to port after engine problem
  • [02] Fire-fighting aircraft reports engine failure; crew safe
  • [03] Evacuation of coastal resort
  • [04] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Ferry towed back to port after engine problem

    A catamaran-type ferryboat reported engine problems on Monday morning after departing the Saronic isle of Poros island en route for the port of Piraeus. The vessel, identified as the "Flying Cat 1", was initially adrift with 195 passenger on board before being towed safely back to Poros. Passengers disembarked and were transported to Piraeus by bus.

    [02] Fire-fighting aircraft reports engine failure; crew safe

    A fire-fighting aircraft operating over northwestern Attica reported an engine failure during its water replenishment off the Schinias beach in northeast Attica prefecture. According to the air force, the plane's port pontoon was also detached. The aircraft remained on the water's surface and the crew was not in danger.

    [03] Evacuation of coastal resort

    Western Attica prefecture authorities on Monday ordered the immediate evacuation of the coastal resort of Porto Germeno -- northwest of the greater Athens area -- due to a raging wildfire on nearby Mt. Kitheronas. The blaze mysteriously erupted late Sunday afternoon, following scores of large and small wildfires that were reported over the weekend.

    Meanwhile, a fire engire caught fire at the Pikermi site, east of Athens, amid fire-fighting efforts in the township.

    [04] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.64 percent, standing at 2,520.60 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 43.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Banks, up 3.00 percent; Financial Services, up 1.70 percent; and Technology, up 1.63 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Media, down 1.82 percent; and Food and Beverages, down 0.46 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.05 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.92 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 1.21 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 94 were up, 17 were down, and 16 were unchanged.

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