A Turkish patrol boat deliberately collided with a Hellenic Coast Guard vessel near the island of Kos, within Greek territorial waters, at 5:45 on Wednesday. According to an announcement by the shipping ministry, there was a clear intention to ram the Greek vessel.
The Greek patrol boat was carrying out orders to patrol the sea border at the time.
The collision caused minor damage to the patrol boat and none of the crew were injured. In the meantime, there were no instances of illegal entry or arrival of migrants at the islands of the eastern Aegean in the last 24 hours, the coast guard said.