The temporary detention of both Iraqis aged 28, who were arrested together with two Moroccans aged 36 and 53 – who were also remanded in custody in the previous days – was decided on Tuesday by the interrogator and the public prosecutor of Kalamata.

The 4 foreigners are said to be the traffickers of the 60 immigrants who were on board the sailboat, which was damaged at noon last Wednesday while it was sailing SW of Cape Tainaro in Laconia.

Shipwreck in Pylos

At the same time, the broad operation of search and rescue of foreigners continued yesterday in international waters in the maritime area of ​​47 nm. southwest of Pylos, under the coordination of the Unified Search and Rescue Coordination Center LS-EL.AKT.

An Open Sea Vessel (OPV) LS-EL.AKT. operates in the area, three parasailing ships, while an LS-EL.AKT aircraft operated. It is noted that the prevailing weather conditions in the area are northwesterly winds of intensity 3-4 BF.

It is recalled that so far 104 foreigners have been rescued and 82 bodies have been recovered.