Two vessels were intercepted by the Greek Coast guard and brought to the Chios port.  Both vessels had 62 migrants. Among them the SMH members identified 21 cases that needed medical or special assistance. One of those cases was particularly severe and had to be transferred to the hospital due to a traumatic brain injury.


SAR organisation: SMH

Date of SAR (UTC): 03/11/2017

Time of first information received (UTC): 03/11/2017 3:00 am

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 03/11/2017 6:00 am


Number of migrant boats: 2

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 62 and 65

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: 127

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 42

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 3

Number of identified pregnant women: 3

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 1


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

Involved in this incident