Greek Coast Guard Launches Search After Distress Call From Migrant Boat

The Greek coast guard is searching for a boat believed to be carrying 45 migrants and to have run into trouble south of the small Ionian island of Antipaxoi, off the western coast of mainland Greece. The coast guard said,
two coast guard boats, a helicopter and one more boat sailing in the area were searching for the vessel Tuesday afternoon after one of those on board made a call requesting help. It was not immediately clear what problem the boat was experiencing or where those on board were from.