On 29 June 2020 at 02.45 a.m., it was reported that there was a migrant boat 1 mile west off the coast of Çıplak Ada. 1 CG boat was dispatched to the scene and it was detected that the migrant boat was half sunken and there were irregular migrants on the sea. SAR operation was initiated immediately and additional CG assets, “3 CG boats, 1 CG Diving Team, 1 CG helicopter and 1 CG aircraft” were assigned as well.
As a result of the SAR operation, 36 irregular migrants have been rescued and dead body of 1 migrant has been reached as of 30 June 2020.
According to the statements of the rescued migrants;
-Their inflatable boat was cut and the fuel tank of their boat was taken and they were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by Greek Coast Guard assets,
-There were 40 irregular migrants on the migrant boat.
SAR operations are still ongoing for the purpose of finding 3 irregular migrants who are considered to be missing.