Migrants: Third rescue for Sea Watch, 211 now aboard

Mediterranea, Mare Jonio heading to boat with 70 aboard

19 June, 16:04

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 19 - The migrant search-and-rescue vessel Sea Watch has performed its third rescue in 48 hours after it responded to an SOS from Alarm Phone on Thursday night and picked up 46 people from a wooden boat that was taking on water. There are now 211 shipwrecked people aboard the Sea Watch "who need a safe port immediately" said the German NGO. Meanwhile, the ship Mare Jonio with the organisation Mediterranea Saving Humans is heading towards a boat in distress with 70 people aboard in the Maltese SAR zone. "Thanks to the report by #Moonbird @seawatchcrew, our #MareJonio is heading towards a wooden boat in distress with 70 people on board, currently in the Maltese #SAR 48 miles south of Lampedusa.

    Authorities of both #Malta and Italy are informed," tweeted Mediterranea.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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