Sailing boat with migrants missing in the sea region of Neapolis – 45 migrants rescued on Antikythera

A rescue operation is in progess in the sea region of Neapolis (southern Peloponnese) to locate a sailing boat with an unknown number of migrants on board.

The sailing boat called 112 and asked for help late Monday. The rescue operation was launched with delay (early Tuesday) due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the area that did not allow coast guard vessels to sail.

Meanwhile,45 migrants and refugees that were located late Monday in the area of Xiropotamos on Antikythera will be transferred to the port of Neapolis with the ferry Porfyroussa. The foreign nationals arrived on Antikythera with an unidentified vessel.