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Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Patrol Boat

A Turkish coast guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers around a Greek patrol boat in Greek territorial waters near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday off Farmakonisi, located northeast of...

6 Arrested From Migrant Boat Rescued Off Mykonos

Greek authorities on Monday charged six of the 108 migrants rescued off Mykonos in a rudderless sailboat over the weekend with illegally transporting third country nationals. Charges against the group also included causing a shipwreck and forming a criminal organization....

Greek Coast Guard Clashes with Turkish Fishing Boat

The Greek Coast Guard clashed with a Turkish fishing boat off the coast of Chios on Tuesday evening. Upon spotting the Turkish fishing boat in a stretch of sea between the Greek islands of Chios and Oinousses, the Greek Coast...

Greece’s Coast Guard Sends Bill to Rescued Couple

After rescuing a couple from the sea off Kalo Limenes, Crete, the Greek Coast Guard sent a bill for their services so they can be reimbursed.

Greek Coast Guard Dismantles Illegal Migrant Trafficking Network

Four foreigners were arrested Monday on the island of Kos for alleged connections with a migrant trafficking network.

Greek Coast Guard Acquires New Vessels Named after Fallen Heroes

The Greek Coast Guard received two new state-of-the art patrol vessels during a ceremony held in Piraeus on Friday.

Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Harasses Greek Fishing Boat

A Turkish Coast Guard vessel harassed a Greek fishing boat recently off the coast of the island of Kalymnos, not far from the Turkish coastline. The entire incident, which took place near Imia, the tiny rocky islet that was...

At Least Three Dead, Dozens Rescued after Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Crete

At least three people drowned and 56 were rescued when a migrant boat capsized due to heavy winds off the island of Crete late on Monday, the Greek Coast Guard said in an announcement. The dead included one woman and...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 96 Migrants Despite Turkish Obstruction

Greek Coast Guard, Navy and merchant vessels conducted a rescue operation within Greek territorial waters on Tuesday, with two Turkish coast guard boats trying to obstruct the mission. Specifically, a boat with 96 migrants and refugees left  Bodrum, Turkey and...

Rescue Operation Launched for Migrant Boat in Distress South of Peloponnese

The Greek Coast Guard and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex launched a rescue operation on Monday afternoon to locate a boat carrying roughly 80 migrants and refugees in waters to the south of the Peloponnese. The boat...