Migrants come ashore on Crete

Migrants come ashore on Crete

Migrants are seen getting off a Singapore-flagged tanker in Iraklio Tuesday after they were rescued from a 25-meter wooden boat off the eastern coast of Crete. A distress call by one of the passengers to the European 112 hotline prompted a search-and-rescue operation early Tuesday. The Rhino’s crew helped the troubled boat’s 103 passengers on board after a Frontex aircraft located the vessel. Authorities said the migrants will be temporarily accommodated in a facility at the port. No details on the nationality of the migrants were provided. [Eurokinissi]

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