CNA News – CNA – Cyprus/NICOSIA 29/12/2018 15:20

Cyprus rescues five crew after blast in oil tanker

Cyprus search and rescue teams rescued five crew members of oil tanker Athlos from the sea, transporting them to hospitals in Limassol and Nicosia, after a blast occurred on the vessel and a fire ensued. Three of the five crew members have been discharged after having received first aid while another two suffer from serious burns and continue to be treated at Nicosia General Hospital, a Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) press release issued on Saturday says.

French President in Cyprus end of January for EuroMed7 meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit Cyprus end of January for the EuroMed7 meeting of seven Mediterranean countries, members of the EU, namely Cyprus, Greece, France , Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain.

Cyprus among countries to face increased water shortages due to climate change, study projects

Cyprus, alongside other southern Mediterranean countries, is projected to face increased water shortages in the future due to climate change, a Joint Research Centre (JRC) technical report published recently says, pointing out that adaptation strategies and efficiency measures are needed.

Police cautions drivers as fog envelops snowy Troodosmountain

Police has cautioned drivers to be careful as a thick fog has enveloped Troodosmountain. Snow has reached 5cms in Troodos square and 10cms on the peak of the Troodosmountain, known as Olympus (1,952 metres).

Source: Cyprus News Agency