Coast Guard searching for missing refugees near Mytilene

The Coast Guard has been searching for refugees, who were lost at sea in the maritime area near cape Korakas, near Mytilene…

The Coast Guard has been searching for refugees, who were lost at sea in the maritime area near cape Korakas, near Mytilene.

So far eight refugees have been rescued in the Coast Guard operation, while seven bodies have been recovered and two refugees are still missing.

According to the Ministry of Shipping, the operation was launched early in the morning on Tuesday, after another vessel rescued two refugees. The two refugees told the authorities that they had been in a life boat with another 15 people.

The investigations for the location of the two remaining missing refugees continue.

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