New arrival of 86 illegal migrants at Cape Greco

On August 20, 2023, at 15:30, the Larnaca Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) received information from the Coast and Maritime Police about a vessel with migrants in distress, which was sailing at a distance of 12 nautical miles east of Cape Greco, within the area of responsibility of the Republic of Cyprus, informs in-cyprus.

The JRCC proceeded with the implementation of the National Plan “NEARCHOS”, mobilizing the shuttle “Onesillos” and the speedboats E. Pallicarides and Lightning 32 of the Coast & Maritime Police, as well as an ambulance of the Hellenic Coast Guard.

A total of 86 rescued persons (61 men, 6 women, and 19 children) were safely transferred to the Ayia Napa Marina for further management by the competent services of the Republic of Cyprus.