Romania’s coastguard says it has rescued 60 refugees aboard a Turkish ship on the Black Sea that sent out a distress signal.
A statement said the ship was detected some 35 kilometers from the Black Sea coast early Tuesday after asking Romanian authorities and a commercial ship in the area for help.
The coastguard dispatched two ships to the area and escorted the vessel toward the Black Sea port of Constanta.
It said the refugees would be identified and given medical treatment if necessary. There was no immediate information about the ship’s crew or the nationalities of the refugees.
Border police will investigate the incident.
The number of refugees passing through Romania have increased this year as other routes into Europe have closed.