The Portuguese Maritime Police haver rescued 1,810 migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea, Greece, from October 1, 2015, under the Joint Operation POSEIDON SEA 2015.

The Maritime Police also provided first aid to fifteen people and made four arrests. Of 1810 migrants and refugees rescued by the PM team, 409 were infants and children and 381 were women.

The Maritime Police have been deployed as part as a EU operation to rescue migrants escaping from Syria, by crossing the Mediterranean.