The ship ‘Sea-Eye 4’ of the German non-governmental organization Sea Eye has announced the rescue of around 330 migrants in the Mediterranean during several operations in the region, including one on Sunday evening in which they were rescued by one hundred people.
The organization has highlighted through its account on the social network Twitter that “the crew of the ‘Sea-Eye 4’ is working to the limit” and that the 99 migrants rescued on Sunday evening “are mainly Syrians”. “There are about 330 refugees on our ship,” he said.
The NGO had previously aimed to rescue 50 migrants in three operations during the day on Sunday, while on Saturday 172 people were rescued in two wooden boats in the Mediterranean Sea.
The ship was put into operation at the beginning of May after a stopover in the German port of Rostock to procure food and other material. This was supported by United4Rescue, the alliance for civil marine rescue and German doctors, as the German news agency DPA reported.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that this year more than 660 migrants and refugees have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe’s coasts. Most of the victims were recorded in the central Mediterranean, where more than 550 people have died.