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Crete: Boat with 430 migrants, incl 100 children, towed to safety

The fishing boat with 430 migrants onboard was towed to Skala Palaiochoras where it docked at 2 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon after a big rescue operation. According to state broadcaster ERT, three of the 100 children in total suffered faint incidents and were transferred to the local hospital with ambulances. …

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Greek Coast Guard harassed by Turkey’s CG off Samos (vid)

The Hellenic Coast Guard said one of its vessels was harassed by a Turkish Coast Guard boat in Greek territorial waters south of the island of Samos on Tuesday during a Search And Rescue operation for migrants. According to Greek authorities, the Turkish vessel entered Greek waters and performed dangerous …

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German tourist missing on Crete; big Search & Rescue Operation

A big Search And Rescue operation to locate a missing German tourist has been launched police and coast guard in Ierapetra on the island of Crete. The 73-year-old man has been missing since Monday afternoon when he went for a swim in Pachia Ammos beach. According to local media cretalive.gr, …

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Tragedy off Mykonos: 8 migrants still missing, among them 3 children

Search and Rescue operation continues south of Mykonos on Monday, as eight passengers on board of the sailing boat carrying migrants are still missing. Among the missing people are three children. Six human traffickers were arrested. According to local media, those people still missing are aged: 3, 8, 15, 23, …

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Two pilgrims go missing in bad weather on Mt Athos – SAR underway UPD

A search and rescue operation in underway on Mount Athos after two pilgrims went missing since Friday night. According to preliminary information by local media, the two men are members of a group of nine Ukrainian pilgrim who decided to climb to a mountain in the monks’ republic despite bad …

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British-flagged yacht with 17 onboard sinks off Milos, SAR operation underway

A British-flagged yacht with 17 people on board sank some 16 nautical miles North-West of the island of Milos in the central Aegean Sea on Thursday morning, the Greek Coast Guard said. Search and Rescue  operation is underway. According to preliminary information, passengers and crew jumped into the sea, however, …

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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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Turkey illegally expands Search & Rescue area in Aegean and East Med

Illegally and deliberately Turkey expanded the Search and Rescue responsibility area in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea with a post on …Twitter on Saturday. The move not only covers areas of Greek and Cypriot jurisdiction areas, it also brings the Greek-Turkish dispute over maritime zones at a new, …

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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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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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Search & Rescue operation for tourists on boat off Skopelos island

A Search and Rescue Operation was launched by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday afternoon in the sea area north off the island of Skopelos in the Sporades group. The SAR was launched after two tourists on an inflatable boat sent an SOS signal. It was short before 5 p.m. …

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Mirage 2000: Pilot’s body retrieved. Most dominant crash cause scenario

The body of the 34-year-old Mirage pilot, Lieutenant Giorgos Baltadoros, was retrieved off the island of Skyros on Friday morning, more than twelve hours after the crash. The mayor of the island told state broadcaster ERT TV that the body was spotted around 9:30 by a fishing boat that was …

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Mirage 2000 pilot officially declared “dead”, SAR continues off Skyros

Search and Rescue operation continued until the evening, but neither the body of the pilot nor the Mirage 2000-5 have been spotted. Some debris have been found, his helmet, a survival kit, a small boat as well as evidence that the 34-year-old pilot Giorgos Baltadoros is not alive, media report. …

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Turkish Coast Guard vessels harass Greek vessel rescuing migrants off Lesvos

The rescue operation of a migrants boat turned into a serious incident between the Greek and the Turkish Coast Guard and set lives at risk, as the latter sailed closed to the port of Mytilene without permission. According to local media from the island of Lesvos, a Greek Coast Guard …

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UPD 10 dead, 340 rescued after boat carrying 700 migrants sinks off Crete

Four bodies were recovered and more than 300 people have been rescued so far after a boat carrying some 600-700 migrants sank 75 nautical miles south of Crete in the area of Kalon Limenon. The 25-meter long vessel has reportedly sent a distress signal early Friday morning. The boat was …

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EgyptAir Flight 804 with 66 on board crash SE off Crete

Egypt Air Flight MS804 disappeared from the flight radars in the early morning hours of Thursday. Eight hours later and despite a huge Search And Rescue operation, there is reportedly no sign of the airplane that most probably went down in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 7 nautical miles south-east off …

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