Rhodes: Searches for the missing migrants fruitless – Attempt by the Turks to get involved in the rescue operation

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Despite the efforts made by the officers of the Greek Coast Guard to contact the Turkish, they did not receive any response.

Fruitless are so far the investigations to locate missing migrants in the wreck that occurred during the night south of Rhodes. This is a huge operation set up by port authorities and Navy officials and will continue for the next few hours.

In the meantime, according to information, an extensive effort by the Turkish authoritiesport and military, to enter the survey and remained for some time in international territorial waters. Despite the efforts made by the officers of the Greek Coast Guard to contact the Turkish, they did not receive any response.

According to the latest update of the Ministry of Shipping, in the afternoon a tanker with a Greek flag sailed into the sea area of ​​Kardamena, Kos, from where the 27 rescued migrants (all men) were picked up by a patrol boat of the Lthmenikos and transported safely to the port of Kardamena.

It is noted that the operation south of Rhodes began at dawn to rescue approximately 80 people who were on a boat in international waters and within the Greek area of ​​search and rescue responsibility. So far 27 people have been rescued, while according to the testimonies of the rescued the rest are missing.

He said that most of the rescued are Afghans, while among them there are Iraqis and Iranians, while according to information none of them was wearing a life jacket.

In fact, as they reported to the Greek authorities, they started their journey from Antalya, Turkey and were destined for Italy.

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