Cyprus Mail

Boat with 87 Syrians on board brought into Larnaca port

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A vessel possibly coming from Mersin, Turkey arrived on Monday in Larnaca port after it was spotted earlier off Cape Greco.

The boat, with 87 Syrian migrants, including 10 women and 16 children, arrived at the port at 1pm on Monday.

A rescue operation was launched by port police and the civil defence in the morning, after police received information through the coast guard of a vessel about 13 metre-long vessel sailing some 20 nautical miles northeast of Cavo Greco.

Authorities started recording their details after which they will be taken to the temporary reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia.


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