ATHENS, Greece — Authorities in southern Greece have rescued 81 individuals stranded on a ship south of the mainland, on a route steadily used to take migrants illegally to Italy, native officers mentioned Friday.
Municipal officers within the southern Greek port of Kalamata mentioned the town had supplied a brief shelter for the individuals rescued, who recognized themselves as coming from Egypt, Pakistan and Syria.
The rescue operation occurred simply south of Greece’s search and rescue space, authorities mentioned, with out offering different particulars.
In June, a fishing trawler touring on the identical route sank, killing a whole lot of migrants. The coast guard rescued 104 individuals and recovered 82 our bodies whereas a whole lot of others crammed contained in the vessel had been by no means discovered.
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