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Rhodes: Searches for shipwrecks continue – 30 missing

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It is worth noting that the research is being done under particularly adverse conditions due to the strong winds.

Efforts to locate around 30 migrants missing since early Wednesday morning, when the boat they were on sank, 38 nautical miles south of Rhodes, continued for a second day today.

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It is worth noting that the research is being done under particularly adverse conditions due to strong northerly winds of over 6 Beaufort.

A Navy ship and three nearby ships are participating in the search in the sea area.

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Yesterday 29 people were rescued. Two were transported by a Super Puma helicopter to Karpathos and 27 by a Greek-owned tanker to Kos. Migrants reported that the boat had a total of around 60 to 80 people on board.

THE Coast Guard representative Nikos Kokkalas, he explained speaking to SKAI 100.3 radio and Yiannis Pittaras and Giorgos Grigoriadis, that 27 people were picked up by a Greek-flagged tanker and two by a super puma.

About the Turkish expatriates who arrived at the scene attempting to undertake the search and rescue operation, Mr. Kokkalas emphasized that from the first moment it became clear from the Greek side that this is an area of ​​Greek responsibility and no assistance and help is needed.

Also, none of the private ships that participated in the operation received instructions and orders from the Turkish side.

According to information, the migrants on board the boat had set off two days ago from Antalya, Turkey, bound for Italy.

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