At­tempt to res­cue stranded ship car­ry­ing 700 mi­grants

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Greek au­thor­i­ties were at­tempt­ing last night to tug to safety a cargo ship with some 700 Syr­ian mi­grants on board. The Kiri­bati-flagged Baris be­came stranded 6-7 nau­ti­cal miles south of Ier­ape­tra in Crete and is­sued a dis­tress call at around 2 a.m. Cargo ships and coast guard ves­sels came to its as­sis­tance but gale-force winds ham­pered res­cue ef­forts.

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