The border policemen aboard the MAI 1104 ship of the Coast Guard, in Joint Maritime Operation "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" in Greece, coordinated by FRONTEX, rescued 67 people, including 26 children, who were on a small rubber boat, in the Aegean Sea.
On 27th of April, around 06.00 o’clock, the ship MAI 1104, while survelling the external borders of the European Union in Joint Maritime Operation "Poseidon Rapid Intervention", coordinated by Frontex (European Agency for the management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union) have observed, using surveillance camera on board, a small boat, with more than 60 persons on board, children and adults, in the Aegean Sea.
Around 06.20, the ship MAI got close to the rubber boat and after assessing the situation (low temperature, overcrowded boat and imminent risk of sinking), Romanian border policemen decided to bring the persons aboard.
All 67 persons (26 children, 12 women and 29 men) were transshipped aboard the Romanian vessel, where border policemen carried out specific procedures in this cases, offering them assistance, first aid and food.
The persons were transported to the port of Chios and handed over to the Greek authorities in order to carry out specific procedures.
After all the activities were completed, the Romanian ship MAI 1104 continued its mission within Frontex Joint Operation.