Greece: 1 More Body Found from Migrant Sailboat Sinking

November 16, 2022

ATHENS — Greek authorities say one more body has been recovered following a shipwreck earlier this month of an overloaded migrant smuggling boat in the western Aegean Sea, raising the confirmed death toll to 29. A further 27 people remain missing.

Twelve men from Egypt, Afghanistan and Iran survived the Nov. 1 sinking of the sailing boat, which survivors said had set sail from Izmir in Turkey with a total of 68 people on board and ran into trouble in very rough seas in a treacherous strait between two islands east of the Greek capital. The coast guard said early Wednesday that the latest body, that of a man, was found in the sea south of the island of Evia.

Two of the survivors who authorities said had been identified as having piloted and crewed the sailing boat, were later arrested as suspected migrant smugglers.

The incident was the latest in a series of deadly shipwrecks involving migrants in Greek seas in recent months that have left dozens dead or missing.

Tens of thousands of people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa try to make their way into the European Union each year via perilous sea journeys, with most attempting to reach Greece or Italy.



ATHENS - With Greece being a hotspot tourist destination in 2023 and people traveling with the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s hotels experienced a 23% increase in turnover, raking in €10.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Fire Breaks Out at Apartment Building Near the Offices of TNH (Vid & Pics)

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – A fire broke out in an apartment building about a block from the offices of The National Herald in Long Island City on February 21.

NEW YORK - Charles H. Dallara, the former Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and a central figure in the 2012 restructuring of Greece's debt, has penned what Nick Gage describes as a "riveting narrative" of those tumultuous times.

CULVER CITY, Calif — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers.

XINJIANG  - Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners.

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.