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14 June, 2024
 
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Over 100 migrants rescued off Cape Greco

Coast guard's swift response to migrant distress call

Source: CNA

The Cyprus Port and Maritime Police, as reported by CNA, swiftly mobilized in response to distress signals on Tuesday. Radar detected two irregular migrant vessels in the maritime area of Cape Greco.

At 14:15, the first boat was located 10 nautical miles southeast of Cape Greco, carrying 76 irregular migrants. The second boat, with 19 irregular migrants on board, was spotted at 16:20, 17 nautical miles southeast of Cape Greco.

An ongoing operation by the Coast Guard is in progress for a third boat located at 17:30, 7 nautical miles southeast of Cape Greco. The vessel is reportedly overcrowded, with information suggesting over 100 irregular migrants on board.

CNA reports that migrants from the first two boats have been safely transported to the Ayia Napa Marina by vessels from the Coast Guard.

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Cyprus  |  migrants  |  rescue  |  AyiaNapa  |  CapeGreco

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