Distressed Vessel with 120 Migrants Rescued Near Karpathos

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Last Update: 16:57

On Friday night in Greece a wooden vessel carrying 120 migrants was discovered in the marine area of Karpathos. A passenger on the boat made an emergency 112 call that alerted authorities that the vessel and its passengers were in danger of sinking.

In the rescue effort three port vessels located the distressed boat, which had experienced mechanical problems and was towed to the port of the island. There was no further information available as to the origin of the migrants. There are currently over 60,000 migrants bottle-necked in Greece since other EU countries have shut their borders over one year ago.

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