Cyprus launches rescue operation for 300 immigrants in boat off Paphos
Cypriot coast guard on Thursday afternoon launched a rescue operation after a vessel carrying some 300 undocumented immigrants issued a distress signal off the coast of Paphos.
Cyprus to rescue 300 stranded in boat off Paphos
Cyprus has launched a rescue mission for 300 people, thought to be Syrian refugees, stranded off the island’s west coast. Most of the people on the small fishing boat are believed to be women and children. They were spotted 55 nautical miles (100km) south of the resort town of Paphos. Helicopters are at the scene.... [Read More...]
Cyprus search and rescue underway for 300 people stranded at sea
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A search and rescue operation was underway off Cyprus on Thursday for 300 people stranded at sea who authorities suspect may be refugees from Syria. Helicopters were on the scene some 55 nautical miles (100 km) south of the town of Paphos, on Cyprus's western coast, the defence ministry said. "We estimate about 300 people are on board the boat, most of them women and children ...
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