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Greek Coast Guard Rescues 400 Migrants in 24 Hours

The Greek Coast Guard said on Friday that it had rescued 400 refugees and migrants in the last 24 hours in ten separate incidents in the seas off the city Alexandroupolis and the islands of Lesvos and Chios. Authorities also...

Aegean Migration Spikes; 116 People Rescued on Tuesday Morning Alone

The Greek Coast Guard intervened in three separate incidents involving migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea in the early hours of Tuesday, rescuing a total of 116 individuals. In the first case, a Coast Guard patrol vessel located a...

Fishermen Save Woman Who Was Lost For 12 Hours in the Sea off Crete (Video)

Two Cretan fishermen managed to save an 18-year old woman who was fighting to survive for more than twelve hours in the sea in Greece's Lasithi, on Crete. Media reports suggest that the unfortunate woman tried to pick up her...

Greece Officially Requests Further FRONTEX Assistance to Tackle Migrant Crisis

The Greek Coast Guard sent a request to the European Border and Coast Guard agency FRONTEX on Monday to send further assistance to Greece, amid the increasing migrant influx from across the Aegean Sea. More specifically, Greece requested additional thermal cameras, radars...

Five Children Dead After Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes Near Oinousses, Greece

Yet another tragedy involving and migrants took place in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday morning, this time off the coast of the islets of Oinousses in Greece. Five children and two adults were drowned in the Aegean Sea when the...

Lesvos Honors Greek Coast Guard Officer Devoted to Saving Migrants

The city of Mytilini on Lesvos island paid tribute on Friday to Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a Coast Guard officer who saved thousands of refugees at sea between 2015 and 2016 before dying of heart failure nearly a year ago. The local...

Coast Guard Stops 5,608 Migrants From Illegally Entering Greece in July

The Hellenic Coast Guard issued a statement on Tuesday informing the public about its efforts carried out during the month of July to stem illegal migration into Greece. According to its official data, the Greek Coast Guard intervened in 208 separate incidents...

New Surveillance System to Monitor the Aegean for Athens and Brussels in Real Time

A new, state-of-the-art integrated maritime surveillance system will be developed in the Aegean Sea, as the European Internal Security Fund  has decided to grant Greece €50 million to develop the system. Once deployed, the new surveillance system will allow the...

Frontex Saves Sixty Migrants in the Sea off Samos, Greece

Sixty migrants who were trying to make their way to Greece as passengers aboard a dinghy were saved near the village of Agios Constantinos on the island of Samos on Wednesday morning. According to local authorities, a Frontex vessel was...

Meet the Greek Heroine Saving Lives in the Aegean

Captain Maria Konti of the Greek Coast Guard, based in Lesvos, is so busy saving the lives of migrants crossing from Turkey that she forgot today was International Women's Day. "Is it today?" she wondered as she spoke to local...