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Coast Guard rescues more migrants

Forty-two undocumented migrants were rescued in two incidents in the sea areas of Agathonissi and Kos islands on Tuesday.

In the first incident, 21 undocumented migrants tore the inflatable dinghy they were on, when they found out that they had been detected by the Coast Guard. They were all rescued by a Coast Guard vessel in the sea area north of Agathonissi, northeastern Aegean Sea.

Twenty one undocumented migrants were also located on an adrift vessel. The migrants abandoned the boat and fell into the sea waters five nautical miles off Kos island. All migrants were collected by a Coast Guard vessel and are safe.  There are no missing persons in both incidents.

Shipping and Aegean Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will give a press conference on Thursday, September 4th, on the increased inflow of migrants from the sea borders.