A boat with 43 migrants was intercepted and brought to the Chios port. Among
the migrants, three of them needed medical attention

SAR case number: X

SAR organisation: Jugend Rettet

Incident types: Water hosing; Use of rubber bullets; Blockade by non-EU authority

Date of SAR (UTC): 19/09/2017

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 19/09/2017 11:25 am


Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 43

Other vessels in the vicinity (e.g. unidentified / cargo / aircrafts): No

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): Greek Coast guard; CESRT – Chios Eastern Shore Response Team


Position(s) of vessel(s) in distress at the time of SAR request:

Location description: Territorial waters of Greece

Position(s) of rescue(s) at the time of SAR operation(s):

Location description: Territorial waters of Greece


Total number of survivors: 43

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 15

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 0

Number of identified pregnant women: 0

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0