Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

Cyprus authorities launched a search and rescue operation off its coast for the 300 people stranded at sea yesterday.
According to the rescue party, the operation went smoothly and the migrants were plucked from the sea by the cruise ship, Salamis Filoxenia. All the passengers were reported safe.
The ship brought its 700 passengers to the port of Limassol, the rescued migrants and 300 of its cruise passengers.
The migrants, mostly women and children, were refusing to disembark in Cyprus, demanding they be taken to Italy, according to Salamis Cruise Lines Managing Director Kikis Vassiliou.

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