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Pictured: Hundreds of migrants in Ierapetra basketball arena. Friday 28 November 2014<br />
Re: 700 migrants aboard a ship that lost power in the Mediterranean Sea with and was towed into a Greek harbor are being housed in a basketball arena while their refugee status was assessed.<br />
It took the Greek navy four days to tow the ship Baris from international waters into Ierapetra harbor, on the Greek island of Crete. The vessel lost power in storm-force winds.<br />
Many are Syrians fleeing the civil war. A senior health official on the island, Panayiotis Efstathiou, said many would be released.
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Pictured: Hundreds of migrants in Ierapetra basketball arena. Friday 28 November 2014
Re: 700 migrants aboard a ship that lost power in the Mediterranean Sea with and was towed into a Greek harbor are being housed in a basketball arena while their refugee status was assessed.
It took the Greek navy four days to tow the ship Baris from international waters into Ierapetra harbor, on the Greek island of Crete. The vessel lost power in storm-force winds.
Many are Syrians...
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