Coast guard patrols off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos managed to rescue a total of 50 undocumented migrants in two separate incidents in the early hours of Tuesday.
Both concerned rubber dinghies that started taking on water. The first was off the Cape of Korakas and the dinghy was carrying 20 passengers and the second was near Tsonia and the dinghy was carrying 30 foreign migrants trying to make their way into Greece.
All 50 were transported to the port of Mytilini, Losvos's main town, and will be detained. Their nationalities were not made public.