“Almost 1000 refugees rescued in Channel of Sicily,” from ANSAmed:.
The Italian Navy and Coast Guard and several merchant ships rescued a total of close to 1,000 refugees on five different boats in the Channel of Sicily overnight.
A group of 133 migrants was picked up by a merchant ship in Maltese waters after the Coast Guard was alerted that their boat was in trouble. They are being taken to Catania.
A Navy vessel saved 223 people, reportedly Syrian, Palestinian and Moroccan nationals, on a second boat and took them to Pozzallo, another Sicilian port…