Kythira: Frontex identifies a sailboat with 55 migrants and refugees

A sailboat that was carrying 55 immigrants and refugees, with 5 children among them, was identified during a patrol by a Frontex vessel, 15 nautical miles southwest of Kythera.

The sailboat, escorted by the harbor, was taken to the port of Kalamata.

Refugees and immigrants temporarily detained in the port of Kalamata until the completion of the control and counting procedures

Immigrants and refugees, Somalis and Pakistanis in the majority, are expected to be taken to the old hospital in Kalamata where they will be accommodated.