A wrecked fishing boat full of 500 folks has been efficiently towed to Palaiochora, a port within the southeast of the Greek island of Crete.
The ship had misplaced path and was drifting within the Mediterranean.
Greek authorities mentioned they have been asking the European Fee to switch the migrants to different EU nations in solidarity with Greece, however would offer fast reduction to rescued passengers.
The rescue got here after a significant in a single day operation by coastguards after receiving a misery name from the ship throughout dangerous climate.
Delivery Minister Giannis Plakiotakis, who’s accountable for the coast guard, described the rescue effort as the most important within the Mediterranean lately.
A Greek navy frigate, an oil tanker, two cargo ships and two Italian fishing vessels took half, however have been unable to take passengers off the ship because of excessive climate situations.
There have been no studies of accidents or lacking individuals.