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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...

Coast Guard Rescues Migrants Adrift off Greek Island

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 31 foreign nationals in the sea around the island of Samothrace on Monday. A rescue operation was mounted after a coast guard patrol vessel spotted a dinghy adrift east of the island with 31 people...

Coast Guard Locates Refugee Sailboat in Distress South of Gavdos

The Greek coast guard located south of the island of Gavdos a sailboat with refugees and migrants which they believe is the one that made an emergency call for assistance at the European emergency number 112 earlier on Saturday. The...

Coast Guard Seizes 700 kilos of Marijuana in Sailboat Drug Bust Near Nisyros

About 700 kilos of marijuana were located and seized by the Greek coast guard on a Turkish-flagged sailboat on Friday, after authorities responded to a distress call issued by the vessel stranded southwest of the island of Nisyros. The wooden...

Vessel with 110 Refugees Aboard Located South of Methoni

A vessel with 110 refugees aboard was located 54 nautical miles southwest of Sapienza islet, south of Methoni, the Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, one of the passengers sent a distress signal via OLYMPIA RADIO that the vessel...

Greek Coast Guard Fires Against Turkish Ship Suspected of Carrying Drugs

The Greek Coast Guard on Monday fired warning shots against a Turkish-flag ship which was suspected of carrying drugs near Rhodes. According to the coastguard, the Turkish vessel did not respond to repeated calls from the Greek Coast Guard while...