Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 29th of March 2017Case name
: 22 travellers stranded on Pasas, close to Chios, rescued by the Greek coast guard Status of WTM Investigation
: ConcludedPlace of Incident
: Aegean SeaSummary of the Cases:
On Wednesday the 29th of March 2017, at 1.07am, the Alarm Phone shift team was alerted by a contact person to a group of 22 travellers, including four children and a pregnant woman, stranded on the Greek island Pasas. The contact person forwarded us the position and the WhatsApp number of the people. We were not able to reach the travellers, but at 1.33am we alerted the Port authorities in Chios to the situation. They told us that they could not carry out the rescue operation before the following morning. At 5.16am the contact person informed us that the travellers were freezing, and that the situation especially was getting critical for the pregnant woman and a small baby. We passed on this information to the port authorities, and they promised us that the travellers would be rescued within a few hours. After this we could no longer reach the travellers and the contact person. At 8.42am we called the port authorities again, and they confirmed the rescue, stating that the people would be brought to Chios. Later we got a message from the contact person who had been speaking to the travellers again, and could confirm the rescue.
Last update: 17:52 Apr 15, 2017