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Helicopter emergency drop November 14, 2007

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Emergency food and medical aid flown to isolated Antikythera

Emergency food and medical supplies were transported by rescue helicopter to the small island of Antikythera, southern Greece, cut off from the mainland for 11 days because of a ferry workers dispute, authorities said yesterday.

The Merchant Marine Ministry said supplies were flown to Kythera and Antikythera by Super Puma helicopter. Striking workers from state-subsidized ferry services to the islands said they started their protest after not receiving their salaries for two months. Sources said a solution to the dispute was likely late yesterday after the owner of the shipping operator obtained the necessary funds to pay workers.

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