Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Greek Boat Blast Kills One, Injures Six, Coast Guard Says

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- An explosion in a small replica cannon on a Greek tour boat killed the 51-year-old captain and slightly injured six others, the Hellenic Coast Guard said.

The explosion happened when the cannon was fired as the vessel was anchored in the entrance to Mandraki harbor on the island of Kos after returning from an excursion, according to a statement yesterday on the agency’s website.

The boat was carrying 26 tourists from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Five of the injured were tourists, the sixth was a Greek crew member and all were hospitalized. The local port authority opened an investigation, the coast guard said.

-Editors: Jeff St.Onge, Bruce Stanley.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Tugwell in Athens at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.