According to the report, the boat’s engine stopped working and caused the captain to send a distress signal.
Cypriot Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos noted that the passengers were initially heading to Greece and then potentially somewhere else in Europe.
AFP cited a source in Cyprus’ Joint Rescue Coordination Center who claimed that there were 54 women and children among those aboard the boat. Cypriot police noted that none of the 114 passengers were injured.
Cypriot newspaper “Phileleptheros” reported that Cypriot police have arrested three people who are suspected of having been paid to transport the passengers to Europe.