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One woman dead, 18 migrants rescued when boat sinks off Agathonissi

The body of one woman was recovered from the sea and 18 passengers of a dinghy boat were rescued after the boat sank south-east of the island of the Agathonissi in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday morning. A Search And Rescue operation was launched with the participation of two …

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3 dead, 2 missing after migrants boat sinks off Symi

A search and rescue operation was underway Monday after a dinghy carrying migrants sank overnight off the coast of the small eastern Greek island of Symi, leaving at least three people dead, the coast guard said. Eight people were rescued, with two of them transported to a hospital on the …

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Six migrants bodies recovered from sunk boat off Mykonos

The bodies of five people have been recovered from a boat carrying migrants that capsized near Mykonos last Friday, while the body of one woman was washed ashore of the island of Antiparos. A special divers unit on Tuesday recovered the dead bodies of four women and a man from …

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3 dead, 12 missing when migrants boat capsizes off Mykonos (vid)

Three people have died and 12 are missing when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Mykonos early Friday morning. Two migrants have been rescued, so far. The one Syrian and one Palestinian men, were spotted swimming in the area north-eastern of Mykonos. They were transferred to safety …

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Migrant child dies after days without food & water at the sea

A  4-year-old girl was airlifted from a boat south of Crete to the hospital of Chania, earlier on Tuesday. The child was onboard of a boat carrying migrants. The girl was unconscious when the crew of a helicopter of the Greek Air Force picked her up. The child was without …

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Turkish Coast Guard harasses rescue boat inside Greek territorial waters (video)

The captain of a Turkish Coast Guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers within Greek territorial waters around a Greek rescue boat near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday (July 25) off Farmakonissi, North-East of Leros in the East Aegean Sea, …

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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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