Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 2nd of February 2017Case name
: Travellers intercepted by the Turkish coast guardStatus of WTM Investigation
: ConcludedPlace of Incident
: Aegean SeaSummary of the Cases:
On Thursday the 2nd of February 2017, at 0.55am, the Alarm Phone shift team was alerted by a contact person to a group of travellers in distress. The contact person forwarded the position of the vessel and told us that the travellers had problems with their engine, but did not provide us with any further information about the group. At 1.11am we received a new position showing that the vessel was moving very slowly towards the island of Chios. Shortly after, the contact person informed us that the Turkish coast guard was carrying out the rescue operation. At 1.51am we got a confirmation that the travellers had been rescued.
Last update: 09:58 Feb 22, 2017