Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 13th of January 2017Case name
: Alarm Phone alerted to 1 emergency situation in the Aegean SeaStatus of WTM Investigation
: Concluded Place of Incident
: Aegean SeaSummary of the Case:
On Friday the 13th of January 2017, our WatchTheMed Alarm Phone shift team was alerted by a contact person to a vessel in distress in the Aegean Sea. Shortly after midnight, our contact person informed us via Facebook about an inflatable boat near Demircili, in Turkey, seeking to reach Samos/Greece. The boat had departed about an hour earlier but now had problems with the engine. We tried to reach the travellers repeatedly, but were unable to get through. At 2.26am, the Turkish coastguard confirmed to us that the group had safely returned to land.