128 Migrants Rescued by Italian Navy

“Italian Navy rescues 128 migrants off Sicily, ” from ANSAmed:

A Navy helicopter EH-101, which is deployed as part of the air and naval Mare Nostrum operation on the San Giorgio Navy ship, on Wednesday morning saw 128 migrants in a rickety boat south-east of Capo Passero, including eight women, two of them pregnant, and 13 children.

The migrants were transferred to the San Giorgio ship which is now travelling to the port of Augusta near Siracusa, Sicily, where it is scheduled to arrive at 1 pm Thursday.

The San Giorgio ship rescued the migrants who had asked for help after the boat on which they were travelling got into difficulty…

 

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