More than 100 migrants have been rescued off the island of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea and 4 are lacking, the Greek coastguard stated.
“A big-scale rescue operation of migrants is below means from late Saturday two miles south of the island of Delos.
“So far 108 migrants have been rescued, while according to those rescued, four people are missing,” a coastguard assertion stated.
Among the rescued have been 24 ladies and 21 kids and three individuals have been taken to a well being centre close by.
Port police responded to a misery name sending three boats and a tugboat to assist the stricken vessel which got here from Turkey, the coastguard stated.
The tugboat reached the crusing boat carrying the migrants however didn’t pull it to security, as a result of it was taking over water and there have been excessive winds.
The migrants have been initially taken to a rocky islet close by and have been transported to Mykonos, whereas search and rescue efforts proceed.
Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi known as on Turkey to do extra to guard individuals and eradicate smuggling networks.
8 migrants lacking & 104 rescued in Cyclades from a crusing boat that left Turkish shores for Europe. 🇹🇷 can do a greater job, working with 🇪🇺 & 🇬🇷 to guard human lives & eradicate smuggling networks, in keeping with worldwide legislation and the 🇹🇷🇪🇺 2016 assertion @suleymansoylu pic.twitter.com/bJ2p4jDUmP
— Νότης Μηταράκης – Notis Mitarachi (@nmitarakis) June 19, 2022
In May, Greek authorities stated they’d prevented round 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea from neighbouring Turkey in sooner or later, in the largest tried entry this yr.
A migration ministry supply had stated migration flows to the Greek islands in the first 4 months of 2022 have been almost 30% greater than in the similar interval final yr.
primarily based on web site supplies www.rte.ie