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SAILOR KAREN THORISDOTTIR of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship Tyr adjusts her face mask during an exercise wearing protective gear Jan. 15. The ship is part of the 19-nation Operation Triton patrolling the seas for the rising numbers of migrants, especially from Syria and Iraq, that are trying to reach Europe through its southern borders.

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SAILOR KAREN THORISDOTTIR of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship Tyr adjusts her face mask during an exercise wearing protective gear Jan. 15. The ship is part of the 19-nation Operation Triton patrolling the seas for the rising numbers of migrants, especially from Syria and Iraq, that are trying to reach Europe through its southern borders.



Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tyr, The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo...

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