A vessel with 53 migrants was intercepted by the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) and was taken to the port. After SMH’s team carried out a medical check, they determined that 7 migrants needed medical assistance.

SAR organisation: SMH

Date of SAR (UTC): 14/10/2017

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 14/10/2017 3:30 pm


Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 53

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

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): Greek Coast guard; CESRT


Region of Mediterranean: Eastern Mediterranean

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: 53

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 18

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 0

Number of identified pregnant women: 2

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 1


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

Involved in this incident