Three boats with 130 migrants landed in Chios on October 10th, 2017. two of them in a beach and the other one, was brought to the port by the Greek Coast Guard. After SMH did a medical review on the migrants they determined that no medical assistance was needed.

SAR organisation: SMH

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

Time of first information received (UTC): 10/10/2017 9:30 am

Source of first information for the NGO: CESRT

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 10/10/2017 1:40 pm


Number of migrant boats: 3

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boats

Number of people on board per boat: 55, 60 and 15

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: 130

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 30

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 0

Number of identified pregnant women: 4

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 2


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

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