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Kíthira

(kē`thērä) or

Cythera

(sĭthēr`ə), island (1991 pop. 3,021), c.109 sq mi (282 sq km), S Greece, in the Mediterranean Sea, southernmost of the Ionian IslandsIonian Islands
, chain of islands (1991 pop. 193,734), c.890 sq mi (2,310 sq km), W Greece, in the Ionian Sea, along the coasts of Epirus and the Peloponnesus. The group is made up of Kérkira, Paxoí, Lefkás, Kefallinía, Itháki,
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, off the S Peloponnesus. Mostly rocky with many streams, it produces wine, goat cheese, olives, corn, and flax. On the south shore is Kíthira (1991 pop. 226), the chief village, formerly called Kapsali. Ancient Kíthira was a center of the cult of AphroditeAphrodite
, in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Homer designated her the child of Zeus and Dione. Hesiod's account of her birth is more popular: she supposedly rose from the foam of the sea where Uranus' genitals had fallen after he had been
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. The island passed to Greece from Great Britain in 1864.
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Kithira

 

an island in the Mediterranean Sea, near the southern coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula. Kithira belongs to Greece. Its area is 281 sq km. Its maximum elevation is 506 m, and its shores are steep. The vegetation is shrublike. The island’s inhabitants engage in subtropical agriculture and fishing.


Kithira

 

a strait between the islands of Kithira and Andikithira, linking the Aegean and Ionian seas. The strait of Kithira is about 31 km wide. Its maximum depth is 165 m. Its currents flow westward at 1–2 km per hour.

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Three ships C.V Maersk Kithira, C.V MSC Lisbon and M.T Corona sailed out to sea on Friday morning, while three more ships CMA CGM Corneille, M.T AL-Gharrafa and M.V Adventure-K are expected to sail on same day afternoon.
germanica is present (Peloponnese and the islands of Kithira and Crete).
The report concluded that the extent of the severe weather conditions had been underestimated and contrary to company instructions, the heavy weather check list had not been created with the Maersk Kithira in mind.
The report concluded that the extent of the weather conditions had been underestimated and contrary to company instructions, the heavy weather check list had not been created with the Maersk Kithira in mind.
The isolation of Andros and of Kithira is more problematic.
Its primary importance was as a stopover among many (including Corfu, Methoni, Kithira, Cyprus, and Beirut) for Venetian ships plying their trade with the Near East, but it also had secondary importance as a favoured place of employment for impoverished Venetian nobles.(8) It is likely, given the relative precision of the Pemberton translation in relation to the Hotman translation, that James was using the obscure form of `Candy' dating from 1597 (OED) to refer specifically to Candia.
Principal battles: Pylos/Sphacteria (Sfakteria) (425); Cythera (Kithira) (424); Syracusan (Siracusa) expedition (415-413).
KARACHI -- Shipping activity remained active at the Port Qasim where four ships C.V Maersk Kithira, C.V MSC Lisbon, C.V CMA CGM Uruguay and M.T Al-Gharrafa carrying containers and 141,125 cubic meters LNG were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Elengy Terminal respectively on Wednesday (March 30).
Graham Ross, 52, of Greasby, Wirral, was killed last week as he carried out work on the Maersk Kithira ship as it was battered by strong winds off the Chinese coast on Tuesday.
Chief engineer Graham Ross, from Greasby, died from injuries sustained as he carried out work on board the Maersk Kithira on Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile four more ships C.V Maersk Kithira, M.T Al-Gharrfa, M.T Au leo and JS Green Speed with containers, LNG Palm oil and Chemicals also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
Chief engineer Graham Ross from Greasby died after he was injured carrying outwork on the Maersk Kithira.