29/08: Alarm Phone in contact with 35 travellers south of Lesvos; rescued to Greece

30.08.2017 / 18:41 / Aegean Sea

Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 29th of August 2017

Case name: 2017_08_29-AEG300
Situation: Alarm Phone in contact with 35 travellers south of Lesvos; rescued to Greece
Status of WTM Investigation: Concluded
Place of Incident: Aegean Sea

Summary of the Case: On Tuesday the 29th of August 2017 at 4.50am, a contact person forwarded the GPS coordinates and a phone number of a boat in distress to us, which was on its way to the Greek island of Lesvos. At 5am, we were able to speak to the people and learned that their boat was in bad conditions and that water started to enter it. They asked for help, thus afterwards we alerted the Greek coastguard and forwarded all information we had received. The coastguard called us back at 6.30am and confirmed that they had rescued the travellers and that they were safe.
Last update: 07:40 Sep 07, 2017
Credibility: UP DOWN 0
Layers »
  • Border police patrols
     
    While the exact location of patrols is of course constantly changing, this line indicates the approximate boundary routinely patrolled by border guards’ naval assets. In the open sea, it usually correspond to the outer extent of the contiguous zone, the area in which “State may exercise the control necessary to prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws” (UNCLOS, art. 33). Data source: interviews with border police officials.
  • Coastal radars
     
    Approximate radar beam range covered by coastal radars operating in the frame of national marine traffic monitoring systems. The actual beam depends from several different parameters (including the type of object to be detected). Data source: Finmeccanica.
  • Exclusive Economic Zone
     
    Maritime area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea in which the coastal state exercises sovereign rights for the purposes of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, the seabed and its subsoil and the superjacent waters. Its breadth is 200 nautical miles from the straight baselines from which the territorial sea is measured (UNCLOS, Arts. 55, 56 and 57). Data source: Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Atlas of the European Seas and Oceans
  • Frontex operations
     
    Frontex has, in the past few years, carried out several sea operations at the maritime borders of the EU. The blue shapes indicate the approximate extend of these operations. Data source: Migreurop Altas.
  • Mobile phone coverage
     
    Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network coverage. Data source: Collins Mobile Coverage.
  • Oil and gas platforms
     
    Oil and gas platforms in the Mediterranean. Data source:
  • Search and Rescue Zone
     
    An area of defined dimensions within which a given state is has the responsibility to co-ordinate Search and Rescue operations, i.e. the search for, and provision of aid to, persons, ships or other craft which are, or are feared to be, in distress or imminent danger. Data source: IMO availability of search and rescue (SAR) services - SAR.8/Circ.3, 17 June 2011.
  • Territorial Waters
     
    A belt of sea (usually extending up to 12 nautical miles) upon which the sovereignty of a coastal State extends (UNCLOS, Art. 2). Data source: Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Atlas of the European Seas and Oceans

Related Reports

13:01 Sep 15, 2015 / Aegean Sea, Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos Kms
Three boats in distress near the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos
10:40 Sep 09, 2015 / Greek islands of Lesvos, Kos, Farmakonisi, Chios and Nisirios Kms
Alarm Phone alerted to 21 distress cases and 2 attacks near the Greek islands of Lesvos, Kos, Farmakonisi, Chios and Nisirios
18:50 Feb 29, 2016 / Aegean Sea, Lesvos, Ro, Pasas and Kastellorizo Kms
28/2 Alarm Phone alerted to 10 emergency situations in the Aegean Sea, Lesvos, Ro, Pasas and Kastellorizo