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Larnaca port welcomes cruise ship carrying foreign nationals escaping Israeli war

Cruise ship arrives at Larnaca port from Haifa


In a historic moment at Larnaca Port, the very first cruise ship arrived, marking a significant event in the midst of the Israeli conflict.

According to a Philenews report, this vessel, originating from Haifa, Israel, carried around 1,000 passengers, with Larnaca as its final destination. Among these passengers, approximately 300 are foreign nationals, who are set to disembark and catch flights to their respective home countries via the city's airport.

Konstantinos Paschalis, the port authority spokesperson, confirmed that all security protocols have been fully activated, and all relevant services have been promptly notified.

Paschalis expressed, "We stand ready to assist in any way we can." He also elaborated that the 300 foreign nationals will be transported to Larnaca Airport for repatriation, ensuring their safe return home, while the rest of the passengers will continue their voyage.

Moreover, the cruise ship is making provisions to accommodate 150 individuals who are eager to return to Israel, a significant number of whom have traveled from various other countries. Stringent security measures have been meticulously put in place at Larnaca Port to ensure the safety and well-being of all those involved.

Simultaneously, Limassol Port is on high alert, as there is an ongoing plan to facilitate the transportation of thousands of Israeli and foreign nationals by sea to Cyprus, offering a lifeline to those affected by the ongoing conflict.

The coordinated efforts of both ports reflect the humanitarian response to this crisis, providing assistance to those caught in the turmoil. As the situation continues to unfold, these actions emphasize the region's resilience and commitment to offering support in times of crisis.

[With information sourced from Philenews]

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