Greek Prime Minister visits "Typhoon” for clean island coasts

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited yesterday, in the bay of Faliro, in the southern part of Athens, Greece, the ship “Typhoon,” which since 2019 has removed waste from all inaccessible island coasts of Greece and almost the entire mainland coastline, having now begun the second round of cleanups.

The Prime Minister, accompanied by Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius, toured the deck and bridge and was briefed on the potential of the “Typhoon”, which is the spearhead of the award-winning environmental program “Typhoon Project”, of the Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.

The crew of the 72-meter-long ship noted that in the last five years more than 3,300 beaches have been cleaned and that they have collected more than 620 tons of garbage from the sea.

Greek Prime Minister visits "Typhoon” for clean island coasts

Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Commissioner Sinkevičius were also briefed on the regular research project of “Typhoon” against the accumulation of waste in the seas, focusing so far on the Saronic and Thermaikos gulfs.

The “Typhoon Project” was launched in 2019 with the aim of cleaning the entire Greek coastline and giving back the, clean now, shores to the country’s inhabitants and visitors.

The driver of the project is the “Typhoon”, a modern Norwegian-built 72-meter long vessel that sails year-round, decontaminating the coasts and transporting the waste collected to recycling or proper disposal structures.

The “Typhoon” features 5 speed boats to clean inaccessible shores, and large containers.