ROME, Aug 29 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A boat with about 80 migrants on board, including women and children, has arrived at dawn on the Italian island of Lampedusa, according to the AdnKronos agency.
The twin-engine vessel had departed from Libya on Monday and has managed to arrive by its own means without being detected until Lampedusa.
On board were 64 men, three women, some with children, and another ten unaccompanied minors. Migrants have been transferred to the Lampedusa detention center, where identification work is being carried out, although many of them would be originally from Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the 'Mare Jonio', the rescue ship of the Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans, which rescued a hundred migrants from a sinking vessel remains close to the island.
The NGO has requested that it be allowed to reach land, after the Italian Government has forbidden it from entering its territorial waters, since in the area there are “two meter waves” and many of the rescued “feel bad.”