Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 7thof August 2016Case name
: Boat in distress on the way from Cesme to ChiosStatus of WTM Investigation
: ConcludedPlace of Incident
: Aegean SeaSummary of the Cases:
On Sunday the 7th of August 2016 at 7.10 am, the Alarm Phone was alerted by a contact person to a boat carrying 40 travellers between Cesme (Turkey) and Chios. We received the GPS position of the boat, which showed that it was still in Turkish waters, 8 km from the border to Greek waters. Even though waves were entering the inflatable boat, our contact person, who was in direct contact with the travellers, informed us that they were not in distress and so there was no need to contact the coastguard. Through regular GPS updates from the travellers, our shift team was able to monitor the trajectory of the boat as it got closer to Greek waters. We monitored via our contact person that the travellers were not in immediate distress. At 09.29 am we received a confirmation from our contact person that the travellers had safely arrived in Chios.
Last update: 09:41 Aug 18, 2016