Greece’s naval military court has launched an investigation into the migrant boat disaster.
Ylva Johansson, member of the European Union Commission responsible for internal affairs, announced that the Naval Military Tribunal in Greece has launched an investigation to investigate the responsibility of the Greek Coast Guard teams for the migrant disaster that occurred off the coast of Greece. Greece.
According to Greek press reports, Johansson answered questions from the Freedoms Committee (LIBE) delegation on this subject.
Noting that the Naval Military Tribunal in Greece has launched an investigation over the disaster, Johansson said: “It is the duty of the Naval Tribunal to investigate the actions of the Coast Guard and this matter must be investigated. That should be our top priority now.”
Allegations of negligence by the Greek coast guard are mounting
According to the news of the newspaper Efimerida ton Sintakton, an interactive map with new video footage provided by Forensis, the sister organization of Forensic Architecture based in England, reveals the movements and initiatives of the Greek Coast Guard teams at the time. The migrant boat sinking off the Peloponnese peninsula.
Accordingly, it was said that the boat capsized as a result of wrong attempts by the official authorities.
In the news that the Coast Guard boat allegedly tried twice to anchor and tow the boat with the migrants, it was noted that the official authorities did not accept this.
And it was reported in the Greek media that a migrant who survived the disaster said in his statement to the Public Prosecutor that the boat sank when the Greek Coast Guard teams began to pull it with ropes.
In a statement by another immigrant, “The Greek Coast Guard boat tied a rope to the boat and while towing the boat, the boat started swaying from side to side due to excessive speed and capsized.” What he said was recorded.
And Greek media claimed, in the news that included the statements of the captain of the oil tanker called “The Faithful Warrior,” which passed from the scene of the disaster, that the ship was removed by the coast guard teams from the scene of the accident.
In the news, which claimed that the Greek search and rescue center was aware that the overloaded boat was shaking dangerously, it was stated that questions should be answered as to why coast guard teams chose to remove the oil tanker rather than contact it. Scene of a possible rescue operation.
Alexis Tsipras, leader of the main opposition Alliance of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), visited the port of Kalamata, where the migrants who survived the disaster were taken, to get information about the incident. He said the migrants told him that Greek coast guard teams were trying to push the boat into Italian waters.
Disaster off the coast of Greece
On June 14, a fishing boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized in international waters 47 nautical miles from Navarino, located in the Peloponnese, Greece, killing 82 people, 104 people were rescued and brought to the port of Kalamata.
According to the nonprofit organization Alarm Phone, there were about 700 people on board.
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