A fishing boat carrying dozens of migrants shipwrecked and sunk off the coast from southern greece At least 59 passengers died, authorities said on Wednesday.
According to the authorities, currently 104 rescued After the overnight incident about 75 kilometers (46 miles) southwest of the area Peloponnese, in southern Greece. An extensive search and rescue operation is underway. four survivedare they hospitalized Symptoms of hypothermia.
It is not clear how many passenger may be missing in the sea after their recovery 59 bodies, the Greek coast guard noted.
six ships from Coast Guard, A frigate from the Navy, a military transport plane and a helicopter air forcein addition to several private boats and a drone from Border Protection EU, Frontex, They participated in the search operation.
It is believed that the ship, which is bound for Italy, departs from the Tobruk region in eastern Libya.Italian Coast Guard warns for the first time on Tuesday to the Greek authorities and the presence of Frontex fishing boats.
More and more, people smugglers by boat large to international waters off the coast of Greece to avoid patrols lOffice of the Coast Guard
on Sunday 90 migrants rescued after traveling on yacht There was an American flag in the area after a distress call was made.
also on wednesday A yacht carrying more than 81 migrants Authorities on board the boat were towed to a port on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete They get a call for help.