Boat with refugees located off the coast of Cephallonia

A boat carrying 58 refugees, among them four children, was intercepted by the Greek coast guard in the sea region of Fiskardo, Cephallonia on Monday.

The refugees, who were mainly Iraqis and Kurds, were transferred to the port of Fiskardo and afterwards by bus to the fishing refuge of Aghia Pelagia to be given first aid and food.

According to sources the boat was sailing to Italy.