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Vessel said to be carrying 400 migrants issues distress call off Crete

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A rescue operation is underway northwest of Crete after a vessel thought to be carrying around 400 irregular immigrants issued a distress call.

Two cargo ships and a US navy vessel are heading towards the boat. A coast guard vessel and one from the Greek navy also sailed from Piraeus to help rescue the migrants.

ekathimerini.com , Monday March 31, 2014 (09:47)  
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