Migrants rescued near Ionian islands

Fifty-nine undocumented migrants were rescued on Saturday from a boat that was in distress west of Paxoi, a small group of islands in the Ionian Sea, on Saturday.

According to initial reports, the operation was carried out by two coast guard vessels and one of the agency’s helicopters in association with the EU border monitoring agency, Frontex.

All of the passengers were reported to be safe.