Bucharest, April 17 /Agerpres/ - Romanian border policemen operating from patrol ship MAI 1102 of the Coast Guard, currently deployed on a Frontex mission as part of the EPN POSEIDON SEA joint maritime operation, have saved 46 persons - 22 men, 13 women and 11 children - that were on a craft that risked sinking in the waters of the Aegean Sea.
The General Inspectorate of the Border Police informed, on Monday, in a press release, that the mission took place on April 12 and the persons saved, Syrian citizens, received assistance and food and several hours later disembarked in the port of Chios and were turned over safely to the Greek authorities for specific procedures - medical assistance, identification, registering.
Since the beginning of this year, when they have been deployed to Greece, the Romanian border policemen have saved, on their own, but also in cooperation with Greek authorities and Frontex teams, 624 persons that were at risk on board small-sized crafts on the waters of the Aegean Sea.
The maritime patrol vessel MAI 1102 of the Coast Guard has a crew of 23. AGERPRES (RO - editor: Florin Marin; EN - editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)