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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Seven people rescued after fishing boat runs aground in central Aegean Sea

A fishing boat ran aground on the Tripiti Reef in the sea north of Makronissos in the central Aegean Sea on Monday afternoon. The seven people on board were picked up by rescue vessels and are in good health. Two Coast Guard patrol boats and private boats rushed to the …

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Turkye’s coast guard harass Greek coast guard, tries to push migrant dinghies (video)

Greece’s Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis accused Turkey of seeking to escalate tension afterthe Greek Coast Guard reported harassment by a boat of the Turkish Coast Guard and that it escorted boats carrying migrants into Greek territorial waters. The harassment took place on Friday morning in the sea area North-East of …

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Greek and Turkish Coast Guard boats collide near Imia

A Greek and a Turkish Coast Guard boat collided near the rocky islets of Imia in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday morning when the Turkish vessel rammed the Greek one which was patrolling the area, according to the Greek Coast Guard late on on Wednesday. The Greek newly-built Rafnar type …

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Turkey obstructs Greece’s migrants rescue operation, calls on ships to leave the area (audio)

Turkish coast guard vessels harassed Greek Coast Guard boats and a helicopter participating in a migrants search and rescue rescue operation in the sea west of the small island of Halki near Rhodes. Furthermore, Ankara called on commercial ships that were engaged in the Search and Rescue operation to leave …

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UNHCR calls on Greece to investigate pushbacks allegations at sea, land borders (videos)

Greece vehemently rejects media reports often accompanied by footage, on collective pushbacks of migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea. As as such reports have been increased, United Nations organization like the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN’s International Organization for Migration(IOM) call on Greece to investigate …

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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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Greece tightens sea and land borders, Armed Forces, Coast Guard on alert

Greece has maximized border controls at land and sea borders with Turkey after Erdogan opened the gates for refugees and migrants to go to Greece and “Europe.” Armed Forces and Coast guard are on alert, the chief of General Staff is heading to Evros and the islands of the North …

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Coast Guard to fine water sports lovers who ignore weather warningss

Bold water sports lovers who ignore bad weather warnings will not only be fined but will also come up for the cost of their rescue by the Greek Coast Guard. In a statement the Greek Coast Guard said on Thursday that it activates a law of 2002 about relevant issues. …

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Turkish Coast Guard rams boat with Syrian refugees (video)

A video shows a vessel of the Turkish Coast Guard trying to ram boat full with refugees. One sees how the Coast Guard is pushing against the bow of the of the migrants’ boat. Women and children are being heard screaming, several passengers raise their arms signaling that they surrender. …

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Shipowners donate 10 high-speed boats Rafnar to Greek Coast Guard

The Union of Greek Shipowners has said it will donate high-speed boats to the Greek Coast Guard in order to enhance patrols in the country’s maritime borders and effectively control the inflows from Turkey. Donated will be 10 Rafnar 1100 Cabin Bulletproof boats. The boats will be built in Greece …

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Police, Coast Guard crack down traffickers transporting drugs from Albania to Turkey(videos)

Greek Police and Coast Guard have cracked down a criminal ring that was trafficking drugs from Albania to Turkey via Greece. The traffickers were using a cave on a Greek island as storage for their drugs. They would exchange the cannabis for heroin from Turkey and bring it back to …

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Two Coast Guard officers injured in ambush in Exarchia, downtown Athens,

What does the Greek Coast Guard do in downtown Athens and thus in Exarchia, a district without sea? This is what many Greeks wondered about after hearing that two Coast Guard officers were injured when they chased drug dealers and their unit was attacked by a group of about 50 …

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