A vessel boat was intercepted by the Hellenic Coast Guard and was brought to the port of Chios. There were 19 migrants in the vessel. While doing the medical check on the migrants, the SMH team identified 3 cases that needed medical assistance.

SAR organisation: SMH

Date of SAR (UTC): 26/10/2017

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 26/10/2017 3:30 am


Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Small yacht

Number of people on board per boat: 19

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: 19

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 9

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 0

Number of identified pregnant women: 1

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

Involved in this incident