Two vessels with 62 migrants each were intercepted by the Greek Coast Guard and brought to the port of Chios. While providing a medical check to the migrants, SMH identified 26 migrants that needed medical or special attention.

SAR organisation: SMH

Date of SAR (UTC): 04/11/2017

Source of first information for the NGO: Greek Coast guard

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 04/11/2017 3:30 am


Number of migrant boats: 2

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 62 and 62

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: 124

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 51

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 6

Number of identified pregnant women: 6

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 1


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0

Involved in this incident