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Greek Emergency Services Rescue 12 Seamen Near Mykonos (video)

Greek emergency services rescued 12 seamen that were stranded after their ship run aground a rocky islet near Mykonos on Friday.

The men survived the night taking refuge in a rocky cave on the islet before they were rescued on Saturday.

The men – 9 Ukrainian and 3 Azerbaijani nationals – were transferred to Mykonos and are thought to be in good health.

The Panama registered ship, “Little Seyma”, with 2,700 tons of flour on board was on its way from Russia to Cyprus.

The ship run aground because of the strong winds that also prevented the Greek services to rescue the men earlier.

Footage from the dramatic rescue

Tasos Kokkinidis :