The Italian coastguards announced the rescue of 61 people in the Mediterranean on a day of “intense activity” this Sunday. This is part of several operations that have been carried out in the past 48 hours and have currently led to the rescue of almost one human being and a hundred migrants.
“There are currently five ships with migrants on board who have been intercepted and have led to the rescue of 61 people. The coastguard and the Guardia di Finanza are involved in the operation,” the coastguard said.
“Various events are still happening in Maltese, Libyan and Tunisian waters, which we monitor if seafarers enter the waters of Italian jurisdiction,” added the note.
The Coast Guard also confirmed that its troops had to intervene in more than 35 boats and that the provisional total number of 91 people rescued is.