Effort under way to rescue migrants off coast of Rhodes


Several coast guard vessels and privately owned craft on Wednesday were searching for a boat believed to be carrying some 60 refugees and migrants off the coast of Rhodes.

The search was launched after the boat issued an SOS signal over the European 112 help line earlier in the day indicating that it was adrift some 20 miles east of the southeastern Aegean island’s Faliraki Bay.

Reports suggested that efforts to locate the troubled vessel were ongoing.