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Human Rights Court convicts Greece over deadly Farmakonissi migrant boat sinking

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Greece violated the European Convention of Human Rights over the sinking of a migrant boat in 2014 in which 11 refugees, among them eight children, lost their lives. The 16 applicants, 13 Afghans, two Syrians and one Palestinian, stated …

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One more person rescued, 3 bodies recovered after migrants boat sank in Aegean

One person was rescued short before Wednesday midnight almost 24 hours after a boat carrying migrants sank in the sea area off the island of Folegandros. The man from Egypt was 20 hours in the water before he was rescued and transferred to the hospital of neighboring Santorini. Meanwhile, the …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: Woman, 4 children die after migrants boat sinks off Chios

The bodies of one woman and four children have been recovered out of six people believed to be missing after a dinghy carrying 27 migrants capsized and sank off the south-east coast of the island of Chios early Tuesday morning. According to state broadcaster ERT, the woman and two children …

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Man swims for hours in rough sea to get help for partner after boat capsizes off Crete

A man swam for over five hours in rough sea to get help for his partner. The 45-year-old had previously managed to get his 39-yea-old girl friend in the safety of a beach cave after their boat overturned off the south coast of Heraklio, Crete, over the weekend. The couple …

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At least 8 people missing when boat capsizes off Crete; 37 rescued

The Greek Coast Guard continues the Search and Rescue operation South off island of Crete Friday noon after a boat carrying migrants capsized and some 8 people are missing. 37 people have been rescued so far. for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants …

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Mysterious death of British expat on his sailing boat in Souda port

Authorities investigate the mysterious death of a 74-year-old British expat whose body was found in his sank sailing boat in the port of Souda near Chania on the island of Crete. The sank yacht was discovered early morning Sunday near Vlite by fishermen. The body of the man was recovered …

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Refugee child dies, 6 missing in shipwreck off Samos UPD

One child died and six people are missing after a boat carrying migrant and refugees form Turkey to Greece capsized near the island of Samos early Sunday. 17 people have been reportedly rescued. According to media, the Greek Coast Guard recovered the body of the child from the sea area …

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Migrants boat in distress as Medicane hits Greece, making rescue almost impossible

A boat carrying migrants and refugees has come in distress off western Peloponnese as Medicane Ianos strikes the area, making the Search and Rescue operation impossible. There are reportedly some 50-55 people on board. One of the passengers has called the emergency international number <112>. Coast guard boats set for …

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57 migrants rescued, 4 die after boat sinks south of Crete; SAR continues

An search and rescue operation by air and sea for survivors of a migrant boat sinking was under way still on Tuesday off the southern Greek island of Crete. So far, 57 people have been rescued, so far, while the rescue operation continues in search of missing boat passengers. 4 …

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Four men missing after migrants boat capsizes NW off Crete

Greece’s Coast Guard continues Search and Rescue operation on Monday morning, after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized North-West off the island of Crete on Sunday afternoon. Only survivor is, so far,  a 25-year-old Algerian national who has been transferred to the hospital in Chania. According to his testimony, …

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Turkey harasses fishermen boat, Frontex vessel, F-16s fly over Greek islands

Turkey has increased its provocations by air and at the sea on Thursday, by harassing Greek fishermen and a Frontex vessel from Finland in the eastern Aegean Sea, while fighter jets overflew Greek islets and even the island of Patmos. A Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat entered Greek territorial waters …

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Turkish Coast Guard escorts migrants boat to Greece (video)

Vessels of the Turkish Coast Guard have been escorting migrants boats to Greece. A Greek Navy ship and patrol boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard spotted a boat carrying migrants in the sea area North-East of the island of Lesvos on Wednesday morning. According to a GCG statement, following the …

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At least 12 dead when migrants boat sinks off Paxos island in Ionian Sea

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the sea after a boat carrying migrants sank 13 nautical miles south-west of the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea short after 9 o’ clock on Saturday morning. Twenty-one  migrants have been rescued, so far. It is not known how …

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Antirio: Two foreign nationals drowned when boat capsizes in storm (UPD)

Two foreign nationals, most probably both French, were drowned in western Greece when their sailing boat capsized during the storm that stoke the country on Sunday evening. The small boat capsized and sank near the pier of Antirio in the Gulf of Corinth, while winds were blowing with intensity of …

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5 children, 2 women drowned when boat carrying fleeing Turkish citizens capsizes off Chios

A 4-year-old child and a newborn baby were drowned, when a boat carrying migrants and refugees from the Turkish coast to Greece overturned on Friday morning North off the island of Oinousses by Chios in the East Aegean Sea. The Greek Coast Guard reportedly retrieved the bodies of the two …

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Shocking video: Man drowns as he swims to save his boat amid storm

A young man swam to his death when he tried to reach his boat swept away by strong winds as a storm was coming in. The 31 year-old man was on a weekend trip to a beach by Nafpaktos, West Greece, enjoying the sun and the high temperatures on Sunday. …

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