Coast Guard Rescues 113 Migrants Aboard Maltese-Flagged Freighter off Paxi

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Last Update: 22:21

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 113 migrants on Tuesday, from a Maltese-flagged freighter Gagliarda that was sailing adrift 32 miles west of the Ionian island of Paxi and had issued a distress signal.

One of the migrants on the vessel had earlier called the European emergency number 112 asking for help. It is not yet known if there were children among the passengers, but their nationalities include 109 Pakistanis, three Syrians and one Indian.

The ship is expected to sail into Patras port at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The migrants will disembark and remain there temporarily.(source: ana-mpa)

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