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Greek Navy: Coast and Guard

greek navy: Three people two women and one man managed to swim to the island and alert authorities, according to The Chronicle Herald. A massive search operation involving aircraft, the Greek navy and coast guard and a vessel from the European border agency Frontex was underway. The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons that were not immediately clear off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Agathonisi, the Greek coast guard said. A coast guard spokeswoman said the recovered bodies had not been identified yet and they included six children. Most cross in rickety inflatable boats or other unseaworthy vessels. Despite a two-year deal between the European Union and Turkey designed to stop migrants and refugees from pouring into Europe from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, dozens and sometimes hundreds of people still make the journey each week. ( As reported in the news.