Greek coastguard saves 75 migrants at sea

Greek coastguard coast guard

Greece's coastguard on Friday said it had rescued 75 migrants on board a sailboat caught in ruff seas south of the Peloponnese peninsula.

The 69 men and six women were in good health after the sailboat was safely towed to a local port, the coastguard said in a statement.

Their nationalities were not disclosed.

Greece has seen increased migration traffic this year, often carried out under adverse weather conditions.

At least 30 people drowned in two migrant boat sinkings near the Peloponnese and the island of Lesbos earlier this month.