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Greece and UK to collaborate on tackling migration crisis

Greece and UK to collaborate on tackling migration crisis

Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum on Wednesday announced the signing of an agreement with the United Kingdom in intelligence sharing and cooperation in their efforts to tackle the migration crisis. According…

Hellenic Coast Guard

Disabled Syrian refugee sues Greece over pursuit injuries

A Syrian refugee disabled after being shot in a Greek coast guard pursuit in 2014, is demanding 100,000 euros for pursuit injuries from the Greek state. The 68-year-old man, who now lives…

New Zealander

Missing New Zealander found alive

Greek coast guard authorities on Sunday found a 47-year-old New Zealand woman who had been missing for days at sea, alive and well. According to authorities, the woman had set off in…

Karpathos

Body of Second Dead Diver discovered off Karpathos

Greek coast guard authorities on Monday recovered the dead body of a second diver west of the island of Karpathos. Members of the coast guard’s Underwater Missions Team discovered the dead diver,…

Zeppelin της Frontex

Greek government rocks a zeppelin over islands

Greece’s Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy announced on Tuesday the deployment of a surveillance zeppelin over the sea off Samos in the government’s efforts to tackle illegal trafficking of migrants, narcotics…

Coast Guard rescues 83 refugees 5

Coast Guard rescues 83 refugees

Greek Coast Guard authorities rescued 83 migrants and refugees in the waters off the islands of Chios and Lesvos on Wednesday. According to authorities the two foreign nationals who commanded the vessels…

Greek coast guard rescues 61 migrants 7

Greek coast guard rescues 61 migrants

Greek coast guard authorities rescued a total of 61 migrants near the islands of Symi and Farmakonissi late on Monday. Specifically, 17 migrants were located in the sea region known as Nimos,…

‘ISIS’ drug found in shipping container in Piraeus 9

‘ISIS’ drug found in shipping container in Piraeus

Greek Coast Guard authorities seized a large quantity of the drug ‘Captagon’ notoriously used by ISIS jihadists, in a container at Piraeus port. The discovery was made during a joint operation by…

Greece seizes ship carrying explosive materials to Libya 15

Greece seizes ship carrying explosive materials to Libya

Greece’s coastguard Wednesday said it had seized a freighter carrying explosive materials from Turkey to Libya, described as a “moving bomb”. The ship was found to be carrying 29 crates containing detonators…