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Aegean incident: A boat carrying migrants tried to ram a Coast Guard boat


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A significant increase in the influx of migrants from the Turkish coast to the Greek islands of the Aegean has been observed in recent hours, especially in the region. between Samos and Chioswhile a boat carrying migrants tried to ram a boat of the Greek Navy, without causing any damage.

According to the official information from the Coast Guard, in the last few hours at least five incidents have been identified with boats transporting migrants from the Turkish coast, a fact that may be connected with the general provocative tactics of Turkey lately.

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According to the announcement, the final destination of the boats carrying migrants was the Italian coast. A total of at least 590 people were aboard the boats and boats found.

The announcement of the Coast Guard in more detail:

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Within a few hours from the early morning hours today there is particular tension in the wider sea area between the prefecture of Chios and the prefecture of Samos with five (05) incidents in which I / F boats with a sufficient number of foreigners on board, tried to enter Greek territorial sea. These I / F boats had as departure from the Turkish coast and final destination the Italian coast. At the same time, four (04) additional inflatable boats with foreign passengers were located in the area, which also attempted to enter Greek territorial waters. The total number of passengers in the total of nine (09) cases with I / F boats and boats, is said to exceed five hundred ninety (590) people.

In all the above incidents, Offshore Ships, as well as patrol boats of the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard were present in the maritime field of the incidents and were closely monitored.

After their timely detection and use of light and sound signals by the patrol boats L.S. – EL.AKT., None of the above boats and boats entered Greek territorial waters. At the same time, there was an incident of attempted embolization of a LS-EL.AKT boat. from one of the above vessels, which then returned to the opposite Turkish shores. It is pointed out that in all nine (09) incidents the Turkish Coast Guard was immediately informed, in order to take over their management and to seize, as it should, as the specific boats and boats were located in Turkish territorial waters. The occupants of one of the five (05) I / F, as well as the four (04) boats, were finally collected by Turkish coasters, one I / F returns accompanied by a Turkish coastguard to the Turkish coast, while the remaining three (03) I / Φ returned independently to the Turkish coast.

The Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard consistently takes all necessary measures, with determination, respect for international law and sensitivity to human life, for the effective surveillance and protection of the maritime borders of Greece and the EU, the results of which are reflected in rapid reduction in the number of illegal crossings of our maritime borders by third-country nationals.

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