Hellenic Coast Guard

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...

Greek Police, Coast Guard in Disagreement after Drug Raid in Exarchia Left 2 Men Injured

Hellenic Police and the Hellenic Coast Guard are in disagreement over operational procedures after two men of the latter were injured following a drug raid in Exarchia on Thursday night. Eight men of the coast guard accompanied by a prosecutor...

Migrant Inflow Continues: 69 Asylum Seekers Rescued in the Aegean

Two vessels with refugees and migrants sank in the Eastern Aegean on Sunday with Frontex and the Greek Coast Guard rescuing a total of 69 people. The migrants were rescued in two separate locations, one of them being close to...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 28 Migrants; Two Dead off Turkey

The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 28 migrants coming from Turkey after their Zodiac-type rubber boat capsized near Farmakonisi. The crew of the patrol vessel rescued the migrants  under the supervision of the Central Hellenic Coast Guard Research and Rescue Coordination...

Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Reportedly Tries to Overturn Greek Fisherman's Boat

A Greek man who was speargun fishing near Oinousses island on Wednesday said that a Turkish coast guard vessel tried to tie his boat and drag it to Turkish waters and overturn it. The man, who is a Chios island...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 170 Migrants in the Aegean

The Hellenic Coast Guard announced on Friday the rescue of more than 170 migrants in search-and-rescue operations in the Aegean in the past 24 hours. The operations took place off Samos and Lesvos islands, adding to the number of 11,000...

Turkey Tries to Exploit Incident of Greek Coastguard Firing Warning Shots at Turkish Cargo Ship

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Greece for the shooting of a Turkish cargo ship near Rhodes on Monday, while Ankara sent three warships in the area the incident took place. Greek coastguard sources say that after receiving...

Twenty Undocumented Migrants Arrive on Mykonos

Port Authority of Mykonos on Thursday found 20 undocumented migrants who had landed on Merhia beach. Among the migrants there were 5 children. This is the second time that migrants arrive as far as Mykonos. The first time was in...

Migrant Hides in Suitcase to Leave Lesvos

A 41-year-old Syrian woman was arrested on Thursday for hiding her undocumented 23-year-old son in a suitcase in order to leave Lesvos island for Athens. Specifically, the Syrian refugee, who holds an international protection card and has the right to...

New Incident Between Greek and Turkish Coast Guards off Imia Island

A new incident between a boat of the Hellenic Coast Guard and another boat of the Turkish Coast guard was reported today by Ihlas Haber Ajansi news agency. According to reports, the two vessels exchanged communication, both sides requesting the...