Three rubber boats landed in Chios. Two were intercepted by Frontex near Komis beach with 102 migrants in total. The third one headed Karfas beach with an Iraqi family of 6.

SAR organisation: SMH

Date of SAR (UTC): 16/08/2018

Time of first information received (UTC): 16/08/2018 7:00 am

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 16/08/2018 8:20 am


Number of migrant boats: 3

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 44, 58 and 6

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

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): Greek Coast guard; FRONTEX vessel (Romania); 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

Approximate distance from coast line: 0

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

Location description: Territorial waters of Greece


Total number of survivors: 108


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

Involved in this incident