ROME, Aug 31 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The ship 'Alan Kurdi' of the German NGO Sea-Eye has rescued thirteen shipwrecked men and goes to the Italian island of Lampedusa despite the policy of closed ports in Italy.
“The crew of 'Alan Kurdi' sighted this morning a small wooden boat overloaded. On board thirteen people traveled, including eight children trying to reach Lampedusa,” Sea-Eye explained through his Twitter account.
The 'Alan Kurdi' has not yet entered Italian waters and is awaiting instructions, according to a Reuters witness who is on the rescue boat.
A second vessel, the 'Mare Jonio' of the Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans is also near Lamepedusa with 34 migrants on board.