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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...

Coast Guard Seizes 1.55 mln Smuggled Cigarette Packs from Tanzania-Flagged Freighter

The Greek coast guard seized 1,557,200 contraband cigarette packs from the Tanzania-flagged cargo ship “Golendri” which the coast guard immobilized as it was sailing south of Crete on Friday. The loss of taxes and unpaid duties for the State from...

Migrant Arrivals Increase on Aegean Islands; Greek Coast Guard Rescues 114 Refugees Near Chios

According to the Greek coast guard, 114 refugees have been recused off the coasts of Lesvos and Chios -- two Aegean islands that are considered hotspots -- in the past week. Also the coast guard announced 177 new migrant arrivals...

Coast Guard Rescues 113 Migrants Aboard Maltese-Flagged Freighter off Paxi

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 113 migrants on Tuesday, from a Maltese-flagged freighter Gagliarda that was sailing adrift 32 miles west of the Ionian island of Paxi and had issued a distress signal. One of the migrants on the vessel...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues About 85 Migrants Off Kalamata's Coast

The latest arrivals of migrants in Greece were found near the mainland of the country's southern coast near Kalamata, theglobeandmail.com has reported. Authorities have reported that on Thursday morning, the distressed boat was found drifting some 40 nautical miles southwest of...