Another 2,600 migrants and refugees arrive in Piraeus port

5 January 2016
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Another 2,600 migrants and refugees transported from Greek islands in the Aegean arrived in Piraeus port on Tuesday morning.

They arrived on the passenger/car ferries “Blue Star 1” that let off 1,333 individuals from the islands of Lesvos (974) and Chios (359) and the “Nissos Rodos” that let off 1,309 people, of which 738 were picked up in Lesvos, 406 in Chios and 165 in Samos.

The Greek coast guard rescued 16 migrants in waters near the island of Chios, during a search and rescue operation in the last 24 hours.

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