Passenger ship off Greece signals armed presence aboard: state TV

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 30, 2014 6:49 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - A vessel carrying passengers off the Greek island of Corfu has sent a distress signal because of suspected armed people on board, Greek state television reported on Tuesday.

Greece's NERIT state TV did not provide further details, except to say that "illegal immigrants" were involved in the situation on the ship.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; editing by John Stonestreet)