Rescue operation for 500 migrants in Greek waters

Coast Guard in action off Crete

22 November, 13:07

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, 22 NOV - A rescue operation for about 500 migrants on a boat was launched on Tuesday by the Greek Coast Guard.

    The Coast Guard noted that the operation had been launched off the island of Crete after a vessel carrying up to 500 migrants had called for help.

    "We can see the boat...there are many people onboard," a spokesman for the Coast Guard said, estimating that there are between 400 and 500 migrants. (ANSAmed).

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