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Happy end for the unmanned vessel in Chania – Towed in the port of Souda


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Investigation by the authorities into the circumstances under which the boat with 10 passengers was found unmanned

The yacht “RIANT” was towed to the port of Souda at noon, which according to a statement of its captain, ran out of fuel 15 nautical miles west of Crete, reports the

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According to her information ERT Chania the port authorities consider all possibilities for the origin of the 10 meter boat and the ten occupantsas they consider suspicious the fact that he was found sailing unmanned in the open sea with a south wind of 5-6 BF.

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In fact, in order not to endanger the ten people aboard it, six passengers and four crew members according to their statement, an operation was set up by the port body, while a tugboat rushed to the spot to lead them to a safe place.

Officers from the Special Missions of the Coast Guard, a specially trained dog, port security personnel and port officials were at the place where the yacht was towed, in order to check the passengers who according to their statement are from Syria, while a diver is expected. who will check the reefs of the boat.

Photo source ERT Chania

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