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Migrants rescued off Kef
« on: Sunday, 21 October, 2018 @ 13:12:33 »
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Sailing boat carrying 70 migrants and refugees intercepted near Kefalonia

A sailing boat transporting 70 irregular migrants and refugees was intercepted in waters southwest of the Ionian island of Kefalonia on Saturday.

The craft was found in a search launched by the Greek coast guard, assisted by a Frontex plane, in response to a distress call made by one of the sailing boat's occupants using a mobile phone. The caller reported that the yacht was sailing adrift after presenting engine problems, without being able to give a precise location.

The migrants and refugees on board were transferred to two coast guard boats but it is not yet clear where they will be taken.
https://int.ert.gr/sailing-boat-carrying-70-migrants-and-refugees-intercepted-near-kefalonia/

Vessel towed into Argostoli under escort, seventy one adult males and eight juvenile males on board, all unharmed by events. Two foreign nationals arrested for people smuggling.