The rescue ship ‘Mare Jonio’, managed by the NGO Mediterranea, reported on Monday an operation in which 43 migrants and refugees were brought on board on a precarious ship off the coast of Libya.
The NGO said on Twitter that the operation took place at 6:20 a.m., about 40 miles from the Libyan city of Zuwara. The 43 rescued people, including several minors, were “in danger” in a boat, although “now they are safe” on board the “Mare Jonio”.
On the other hand, the “Ocean Viking” of the NGO SOS Mediterranée is waiting for the Maltese or Italian authorities to tell them a port where they can get off 118 rescued migrants last Thursday.
At least 365 people lost their lives this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach the southern European coast. Of these, 211 died in the central Mediterranean, which, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is linked to Italy and Malta.