92 Immigrants Rescued from a Trawler Heading to Greece

“Greece: Migrants Rescued From Stranded Trawler” from the Associated Press:

Greece’s coast guard rescued 92 people, believed to be illegal immigrants, on Friday from a disabled trawler in rough seas off southern Greece, authorities said.

The coast guard said the trawler was believed to be heading from the Egyptian port of Alexandria to Italy and suffered engine failure in near-gale conditions…

Debt-crippled Greece is a main gateway for illegal immigration into the European Union. Tens of thousands of people, mostly from Asia and Africa, are arrested on the country’s borders every year.

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