Thursday, February 23, 2006

Food running out as ferry strike maroons Greek islanders

The Guardian, International

By Helena Smith in Athens

Thousands of tourists and local residents stranded on Greek islands by striking ferrymen were last night facing dwindling food, fuel and medical supplies, as marooned islanders warned their situation was growing increasingly desperate.
With supply routes to the mainland severed by a seven-day stoppage, isolated residents on the popular resort islands of Crete, Cephalonia and Chios, as well as further flung outposts, reported shortages of bread and other vital products.

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