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VIDEO : 5 hundred individuals crammed in fishing boat rescued in Mediterranean


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A dilapidated fishing boat filled with 500 individuals has been efficiently towed to Palaiochora, a southeastern port on the Greek island of Crete.

The boat had misplaced its steering and had been drifting within the Mediterranean.

Greek authorities mentioned they had been asking the European Fee to relocate the migrants to different EU nations in solidarity with Greece however would supply quick reduction for the rescued passengers.

The rescue adopted a serious operation in a single day by the coastguard after receiving a misery name from the boat throughout unhealthy climate.

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Transport Minister Giannis Plakiotakis, who’s accountable for the coastguard, described the rescue effort as the biggest within the Mediterranean lately.

A Greek navy frigate, a tanker, two cargo ships, and two Italian fishing vessels participated however had been unable to switch passengers from the vessel because of excessive climate situations.

There have been no experiences of any accidents or lacking individuals.


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