Is the refugee crisis hitting Greek port security code compliance?

By from Athens

Piraeus port, one of the world’s largest passenger ports, is ISPS compliant….or is it? With thousands of the 45,000 refugees now stranded in Greece, milling around within the confines of the port’s perimeter, not only impeding the smooth operation of the port’s passengers ship but making the whole operation very dangerous.

The situation is repeated in the east Aegean island ports of Lesvos, Samos and Kos as the flow of boat people from Turkey to Greece, and until a few weeks back possibly to wider Europe, continues unabated bringing into question Greek compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

It is mandatory and signs secured to fences around Greek ports declare the ports are in compliance.

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