Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited today, in the bay of Faliro, the ship “Typhoon”, which since 2019 has removed waste from all the inaccessible island coasts of Greece and almost the entire continental coastline, having now started the second round cleanings.

The Prime Minister, accompanied by Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius, was given a tour of the deck and bridge and was informed about the capabilities of the Typhoon, which is the spearhead of the award-winning environmental program Typhoon Project , of the Athanasios K. Laskaridis Foundation.

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

Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Commissioner Sinkevičius were also informed about the regular research work of “Typhoon” against the accumulation of waste in the seas, which until now focuses on the Saronic Gulf and Thermaic Gulf.