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US News Greece: a boat with 400 migrants throws anchor off the island of Kos

01:05  31 october  2021
01:05  31 october  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The Greek port police had indicated the day before that the 400 passengers were unharmed. According to the Greek Coast Guard, their intervention for this boat constitutes one of the largest relief operations ever carried out in this area of the eastern Mediterranean. For 2021, UNHCR Greece had identified until this latest accident three shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea between January and March which left six dead, including one in Greek territorial waters off the island of Lesbos. For its part, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported three other shipwrecks between April and September in the

A Turkish-flagged freighter rescued the day before with some 400 migrants on board anchored off the island of Kos in the Aegean Sea, the Greek coast guard said. The vessel, which had an engine problem, had departed from the Turkish coast, and was drifting off the island of Karpathos towards Crete when it According to the Greek Coast Guard, their intervention for this boat constitutes one of the largest rescue operations ever carried out in this area of the eastern Mediterranean. On October 27, four migrants drowned in the sinking of their boat off the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea

The ship that had a motor problem, had left Turkish coasts, and drifted off the island of Karpathos to Crete when He had issued a distress signal

Des garde-côtes grecs. © Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP of Greek coast guard. migration crisis - the ship that had a motor problem, had gone to the Turkish coasts, and drifted off the island of Karpathos to Crete when he had issued a distress signal

a cargo beating Turkish flag rescued the day before with some 400 migrants on board thrown anchor off the island of Kos at the Aegean Sea ( Greece ), announced the Greek coastguards. The Greek government contacted the European Commission as well as the Turkish authorities to take charge of the boat, according to the Greek press agency Athens News.

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A Turkish-flagged freighter rescued the day before with some 400 migrants on board anchored off the island of Kos in the Aegean Sea ( Greece ), the Greek coastguard said. The Greek government has contacted the European Commission as well as the Turkish authorities to take charge of the boat , according to the Greek press agency Athens News. “Turkey, once again, has failed to fulfill its duties to the European Union. It will not accept the return of the boat flying the Turkish flag and which left a Turkish port obviously in the sight and knowledge of the Turkish coastguard, and it continues to ignore

A cargo ship with about 400 migrants on board is headed to a safe anchorage in Greece after suffering engine problems off the island of Crete, the Greek coast guard said on Friday. The Turkish-flagged freighter was located by a Greek search and rescue vessel after authorities were informed that the ship was in need of assistance, the coast guard statement said The coast guard statement said the ship had set off from Turkey. Its original destination was not clear, but it would likely have been heading for Italy where smuggling rings frequently send migrants by sea — particularly after Greece toughened

"The Turkey, once again, did not fulfill its homework for the European Union. She will not accept the return of the boat flying Turkish flag and part of a Turkish port obviously in view and the Su of Turkish coastguards, and it continues to ignore human life, "commented on this Saturday the Minister of The merchant navy Giannis Plakiotakis. The Greek port police had indicated the watch that the 400 passengers were healthy and sound. According to Greek coastguards, their intervention for this boat is one of the greatest relief operations ever conducted in this area of ​​the Eastern Mediterranean.


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Tuesday, four migrants died drowned in the sinking of their boat off the island Greek Chios, in the Aegean Sea who also made between one and four missing. According to the Office of the Refugee Office (UNHCR), more than 2,500 people made the crossing of the Aegean Sea this year from neighboring Turkey, compared with 9,700 in 2020, the year for which UNHCR has identified more than 100 dead or missing .

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Greece 's coast guard says a small cargo ship carrying about 400 mostly Afghan migrants and refugees has been towed to “a safe anchorage” off the Greek island of Kos near the Turkish coast. Greek authorities have said it would like to tow the ship to a port, pending Turkey’s response, but haven't decided on which port yet. They are also mindful of the possible reaction from local populations, who have seen the arrival of migrants over the past six years on their shores with at least mixed feelings, if not outright hostility.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A small cargo ship carrying about 400 mostly Afghan migrants and refugees was towed Saturday to “a safe anchorage” off the Greek island of Kos near the Turkish coast, Greece ’s coast guard said. A coast guard spokesman told The Associated Press on customary condition of anonymity that he couldn't divulge the precise location and said he didn't know what the coast guard was planning to The coast guard said Friday the Turkish-flagged freighter was located by a Greek search-and-rescue vessel east of the island of Crete following a tip that it needed assistance.

For 2021, the UNHCR Greece had identified until the latter accident three shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea between January and March having made six deaths, one of which in the Greek territorial waters off the island of Lesbos. For its part, the International Migration Organization (IOM) reported three other shipwrecks between April and September in the same zone that had 13 dead, eight off the Greek Island of Crete.

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