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Two survivors of Kafireas shipwreck arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Two men who are believed to be responsible for the sinking of a boat that cost the lives of 22 people at Cape Kafireas were arrested by the Port Authority of Karystos, in southern Evia island, on Thursday. According to the 12 survivors, the boat was carrying 68 migrants when …

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Dozens missing, 11 rescued after migrants boat sinks off Evia (video)

A large-scale Search And Rescue operation has been ongoing in the sea near Cape Kafireas between Evia and Andros on Tuesday after a sailing boat carrying migrants sank with an an unknown number of passengers onboard. Nine people who managed to reach the rocky islet of Mandilos have been rescued …

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Shipwreck with 95 migrants off Kythera: Dramatic rescue operation

A shipwreck with 95 migrants occurred off the island of Kythera, south Peloponnese late on Wednesday. There are reports of at least 5 dead people, some 15 people are stranded on the rocks. According to latest information, 30 people have been rescued, so far. Under difficult weather conditions, with strong …

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One German rescued after sailing boat collides with ferry and sinks

A sailing boat sank in the sea between Oropos and Eretria after colliding with the local ferry Protoporos XIII on Friday morning. The only passenger on the sailing boat, a German national, fell into the water and was rescued by the ferry. The ferry transported the man to the port …

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Sailing boat capsizes off Poros island; all foreign passengers rescued

The Greek Coast Guard was set on alert when the sinking of a sailing boat off the island of Poros was reported to operation center. A Search and Rescue operation was launched immediately. The boat reportedly capsized 1.9 nautical miles West off the island in the Saronic Gulf. The nine …

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Turkish nationals seek political asylum in Greece after sailing boat damaged

Eight Turkish nationals, among them members of the Turkish Armed Forces, sought political asylum in Greece after their sailing boat was damaged due to weather conditions off the south of the island of Crete. The passengers sent an SOS signal around 10 o’ clock on Monday morning,  while the boat …

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