Greek authorities are persevering with their search and rescue operation following the sinking of a trawler overcrowded with migrants in one of many deepest elements of the Mediterranean Sea
ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities continued their search and rescue operation following the sinking of a trawler overcrowded with migrants in one of many deepest elements of the Mediterranean Sea, the nation’s coast guard mentioned early Saturday afternoon.
The coast guard mentioned that one Greek Navy frigate and 4 different vessels are working 47 nautical miles (54 miles; 87 kilometers) southwest of the city of Pylos in Greece’s southwest. Earlier, two helicopters from the navy and coast guard had joined the operation, the coast guard mentioned.
To this point, 104 survivors have been rescued and 78 our bodies have been retrieved from among the many passengers of the trawler that carried as many as 750 males, ladies and youngsters from Syria, Egypt, the Palestinian territories and Pakistan. No survivors or our bodies have been discovered since Wednesday, the day of the accident.
Greek authorities proceed to face criticism, nevertheless, over their failure to behave extra shortly. They are saying the migrants insisted they did not want any assist, however NGOs say they obtained plenty of requires assist.
The survivors have been taken to a migrant reception heart outdoors Athens. A number of have been visited by family residing in different European nations.