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Greece. 12 children out of 32 migrants rescued by Maritime Police

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Greece. 12 children out of 32 migrants rescued by Maritime Police

The Maritime Police on mission in Greece rescued 32 migrants who were trying to cross between Turkey and Greece.

According to a note sent to the newsroom, at 5:35 am on Sunday, the Portuguese team was alerted by the garrison of the military observation post in Molivos that there was a suspicious vessel sailing towards Petra.

"The team then intercepted the suspect target and confirmed it was a dinghy with 32 migrants on board, of which 12 children (2 babies), 11 women and 9 men," the text describes.

The migrants were transferred to the Maritime Police vessel and transported to the port of Skala Skamineas, where they landed safely and were handed over to the Greek authorities.

On Saturday, the Maritime Police team rescued 66 migrants who were aboard two boats heading for the island of Lesbos.

Since 2014, when it began participating in the POSEIDON mission in Greece, the Maritime Police have rescued 6,233 migrants.

The Maritime Police are part of the POSEIDON operation, under the auspices of the European agency FRONTEX and in support of the Greek Coast Guard, with the aim of controlling and monitoring the European Union's Greek and external maritime borders in the fight against cross-border crime. European coastguard duties.

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