The Greek Coast Guard announced that a cargo ship flying the Comoros flag sank off the Greek island of Lesbos with fourteen people on board, on Sunday, and the rescue operation is still continuing.

According to Greek public television ERT, so far one person has been rescued by helicopter from among the people on board the ship. The Greek Coast Guard, Navy and Air Forces are participating in the rescue operation, but the work has become difficult due to the strong force. winds.

The Greek news agency ANA learned that the ship – which sank about 8 kilometers southwest of Lesvos – set off from Egypt, and its destination was Istanbul, and was transporting salt.

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The agency added that the crew includes two Syrians, four Indians and eight Egyptians.


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