05. Mai 2014 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Griechenland: Boat-people – 22 Tote, viele vermisst! · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags: , ,

22 dead till now, more missing. Most of them died in the cabin of the capsized boat. 1

Bis jetzt wurden 18 Tote geborgen, unter ihnen 4 Kinder (15 h)

2 immigrants dead and 20-30 missing in the Aegean

Two immigrants were found dead and 36 rescued after a new shipwreck in the Aegean, in the area north of Samos. The exact number of immigrants aboard the two boats that capsized is still unknown. According to the rescued immigrants, up to 65 people were trying to enter Fortress Europe on the two boats.

via clandestina.


Three dead, dozens missing, after migrant boats sink off Samos

Search underway for 30 missing people; 36 rescued

Three bodies have been recovered as coastguard vessels, fishing boats and two search and rescue helicopters comb the area for more survivors

At least three people have drowned and 30 more are believed missing after two boats carrying undocumented migrants trying to enter Greece sank in the eastern Aegean Sea.

The coastguard said that the vessels got into trouble 4.5 nautical miles north of the island of Samos before dawn on Monday.

It said 36 people were rescued from the sea and have been taken to safety at Samos port. One survivor, a little girl, has been taken to Athens.

According to initial information, the migrants were on board a modern yacht with four skippers, while a smaller yacht was following. The weather conditions in the area are described good with winds at Beaufort 5 (fresh breeze).

Two of the victims are believed to be women. One of the bodies was spotted by a cruise ship, the Azamara Journey, which was in the area. Shipping tracking data shows that it criss-crossed a section of the sea during the night, possibly in the search for victims. The tracker data suggests the cruiser, which was on route to the Turkish resort of Kuşadası, changed course at 3.53am Greek time and returned to a point where it had been 20 minutes earlier. It then traversed the area a number of times before appearing to resume its journey at 9am.

A fishing boat, the Apostolos, which also appears to have been involved in the rescue operation, left port at 5.51am, reaching the scene an hour later. According to Enet.gr, the first coastguard vessel reached the scene at 4am.

A rescue operation is underway, involving two coastguard vessels, a vessel from the EU border agency Frontex and three fishing boats with the assistance of a Super Puma helicopter. A Greek navy ship is also on its way to offer assistance.
The nationalities of the migrants are unknown.
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