Members of the Maritime Police on a mission in Greece, with the support of a crew member from lifeboats from the Institute for Help for Castaways, rescued three men off the island of Lesbos.
“Following a monitoring using the Coastal Surveillance Vehicle of the Maritime Police, suspicious movements of irregular migration were detected off the island of Lesbos, a Maritime Police vessel was immediately activated to the location, with a crew of rescued vessels. -lives on board”, informed the National Maritime Authority, in a statement, this Saturday.
Upon arrival at the site “it was found that it was a ‘jet ski’ at risk of sinking, with three men in the water, two migrants and an alleged facilitator of Turkish nationality, who were promptly rescued, with the support of the crew of lifeboats,” he adds.
The three men were then transported ashore and handed over to the Greek coastguard.
The Portuguese Maritime Police is part of the “Poseidon” operation, under the auspices of the European agency Frontex and in support of the Greek coastguard, with the aim of controlling and monitoring the Greek and external maritime borders of the European Union, in the fight against cross-border crime. , within the scope of European coastguard functions, says the statement.