170 foreigners towed to Kalamata port after yacht sails adrift

Greek Coast Guard yacht

A yacht with 170 foreign nationals on board, likely illegal immigrants and refugees, sent on Sunday evening a message to OLYMPIA RADIO stating it was adrift, 51 nautical miles in the sea region southwest of Cape Tenaro.

According to the coast guard the vessel with the foreign nationals was towed by a freighter accompanied by a coast guard vessel and of another cargo vessel to the port of Kalamata.

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