Hundreds of Migrants on Ship Stranded off Crete

November 25, 2014 9:17 AM

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A freighter carrying hundreds of migrants trying to enter Europe is drifting in high winds off the island of Crete, and Greek authorities have launched a rescue mission with five ships.

A coast guard statement says the 77-meter-long (250-foot) cargo freighter suffered engine failure Tuesday, some 30 nautical miles southeast of Crete.

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