The boat no longer made the crossing to Italy: 170 refugees were picked up off the Peloponnese peninsula. Your boat had previously sustained an engine failure.
The Greek coast guard picked up around 170 migrants from a wrecked boat off the Peloponnese peninsula. The people were picked up by the crew of a passing freighter, said the Greek coast guard on Sunday evening. They are to be brought to the southern Greek port of Kalamata. The freighter with the migrants on board will be accompanied by coast guard boats. The migrant boat had previously driven around 50 nautical miles south of the Peloponnese for hours due to an engine failure, it said.
For months, migrants have been picked up off Crete or the Greek Peloponnese peninsula. Smugglers try to bring them from the Turkish Aegean coast or from other states in the east of the Mediterranean Sea on this very dangerous route to Italy. According to the Greek coast guard, the long journey often causes machine damage to the boats, which are usually very old.