700 Migrants Rescued on Drifting Ship

“Italy rescues migrants from ‘drifting ship’,” from AFP (reposted by Aljazeera):

Italian coast guards have saved at least 728 migrants from a cargo ship near the Greek island of Corfu after its crew apparently disappeared.

The migrants, mainly from Syria, arrived in the Gallipoli port of southeast Italy on Wednesday morning where emergency crew, Italian Red Cross workers and police were at the scene.

Italian authorities took control of the cargo ship on Tuesday after the crew disappeared and set it on a programmed route to crash into a coast, officials said…

Police and maritime authorities will investigate how the migrants, including a heavily pregnant woman, came to be hidden on the Blue Sky M as it sailed to the Croatian port of Rijeka…

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