After a boat that was transporting migrants sank off Mytilene, six people died. The boat sank at 7 a.m local time, about 2.5 miles off the island.

In addition, another 58 people were saved, and are now being transported to the port of Mytilene.

Moreover, boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard and Frontex, as well as a super puma helicopter are also taking part in the search and rescue operation in the area.