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Coast Guard rescues 65 illegal migrants

The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 65 illegal immigrants off the coast of Samos and Agathonisi islands.

31 immigrants were rescued from the sea area of Prassos Cape on Samos. When they realized they were followed by the Coast Guard, they tried to tear their inflatable boat. They were all rescued and safely transported to Vathi port on Samos.

Another 34 illegal immigrants were rescued by the Coast Guard 2.5 nautical miles northwest Agathonisi island. Their vessel was also torn, however all of them were safely transported to the port of Agathonisi.