Frontex part of search and rescue operation off Lesbos

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A picture made available on 25 March 2016 shows Frontex officials rescueing refugees in international waters near Lesbos island, Greece, 24 March 2016.

Frontex part of search and rescue operation off Lesbos


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57 people have been rescued and seven bodies were recovered after a boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized on 11 June.
The Hellenic Coast Guard, in charge of coordination of Search and Rescue operations, immediately ordered seven vessels and a Super Puma helicopter to assist in the rescue. Among them was also an Italian patrol boat from Guardia di Finanza deployed by Frontex.

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