Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 13th of March 2017Case name
: 15 people stranded on Greek island, rescued to ChiosStatus of WTM Investigation
: Concluded Place of Incident
: Aegean SeaSummary of the Case:
On Monday the 13th of March 2017 at 1.20am, a contact person informed the Alarm Phone about a group of travellers who were stranded on an Greek island close to the island of Chios. After receiving several phone numbers of the travellers, we tried to reach them directly, but without success. At 2am, the contact person forwarded the travellers’ GPS position to us, which was located on the uninhabited island Pasas. At 2.30am, we called the port authorities on Chios and learned that they had already rescued a group of 15 travellers from the neighbouring island Inousses during the night. We tried to call the travellers again, but did not reach them. At 3am, we asked the contact person if he could confirm the rescue of the group, but he was also not able to reach the travellers anymore.