90 African Refugees Rescued by Malta Patrol Vessel

“90 African refugees rescued off Malta,” from CCTV.com:

Some 90 African refugees have been rescued at sea off Malta by an Armed Forces Malta patrol vessel, a government statement said.

The refugees, including five women, were transferred from their small boat to the patrol vessel at sea, 25 nautical miles off Malta in the western Mediterranean Sea near Italy, on Thursday, the statement said.

The refugees, mostly from Syria, Palestine and the Horn of Africa, were intending to travel to Malta and its neighboring country of Italy via Libya…

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