SOS Mediterranée’s ‘Ocean Viking’ rescued Thursday’s 51 migrants floating in a wooden boat in Mediterranean waters near Italy’s and Malta’s rescue areas, the NGO reports on Twitter.
Among the 51 rescued migrants who are currently on board the ‘Ocean Viking’, which left the port of Marseille on Monday after several months, is a pregnant woman, said the organization, which has ensured that “the protocols in connection with COVID-19 is being followed diligently. “
He also assured that “the maritime authorities were informed of all phases of the rescue”, that SOS Mediterranée emphasized that this was possible “thanks to the support of thousands of European citizens” who supported the NGOs with their donations.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) ‘s Missing Migrants project reported this Thursday that on June 20, five people were killed in a shipwreck off the coast in a “further tragedy in the central Mediterranean” Janzur in Libya.
“Fortunately, there were 19 survivors,” said IOM, remembering, “this is the most dangerous and deadly sea migration route on earth.” According to the IOM, 247 migrants have so far died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, a figure that is below the more than 2,000 a year between 2015 and 2017.