Latest Aegean Sea News

Warning shots fired as Greek, Turkish patrol boats face off

Jan. 05, 2023 11:43 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The crew of a Greek coast guard patrol boat fired warning shots early Thursday to deter a Turkish coast guard vessel that was trying to ram them in the eastern Aegean Sea, authorities in Athens said, as tensions between the two neighbors remain high. Turkey's...

Greece slams Turkey's 'repeated threats of war'

Dec. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s foreign ministry has slammed what it called Turkish threats of war, after the Turkish foreign minister threatened to “take action” against Greece in the wake of a military exercise in the Aegean Sea. In a statement issued Wednesday, the foreign...

Greece: 1 more body found from migrant sailboat sinking

Nov. 16, 2022 03:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say one more body has been recovered following a shipwreck earlier this month of an overloaded migrant smuggling boat in the western Aegean Sea, raising the confirmed death toll to 29. A further 27 people remain missing. Twelve men from...

Greece: 62 migrants rescued from sailboat in Aegean

Nov. 14, 2022 06:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says dozens of migrants have been rescued from a sailboat that issued a distress call after it began taking on water while sailing in the eastern Aegean Sea. The coast guard said it had launched a search and rescue operation after...

Greece: Migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 28

Nov. 10, 2022 09:52 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have found the body of another victim from last week’s shipwreck of an overloaded migrant smuggling boat in the western Aegean Sea, bringing the confirmed death toll to 28. The coast guard said Thursday the body of a man was found...

Greece: Death toll from migrant shipwreck increases to 27

Nov. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The confirmed number of dead from last week's shipwreck of an overloaded migrant smuggling boat in the western Aegean Sea has increased to 27 after another body was found on an island just east of Athens, Greek authorities said Wednesday. Five children are...

3 more migrant bodies found in Greek sea; overall toll at 26

Nov. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bodies of three more migrants have been found in the western Aegean Sea near where an overloaded sailboat smuggling dozens of people to Europe sank in rough seas this week, Greek authorities said Saturday, raising the death toll to 26. A coast guard...

Death toll rises to 23 from migrant sailboat wreck in Greece

Nov. 04, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of one more migrant has been found in the western Aegean Sea near where an overloaded sailboat smuggling dozens of people to Europe sank in rough seas this week, Greek authorities said Friday, raising the total death toll to 23. A coast guard...