Medical evacuation asked for 44 migrants on Ocean Viking

180 total onboard, one man 'tried to commit suicide'

03 July, 17:16

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JULY 3 - The crew of the Ocean Viking has asked the Italian and Maltese authorities to immediately evacuate for medical reasons 44 of the 180 migrants currently onboard the ship.

    The NGO Sos Mediterranee wrote on Twitter that some have expressed the wish to commit suicide and that the situation is very tense onboard.

    It added that one migrant had tried to commit suicide on Friday morning and that the safety of both the crew and the survivors onboard were at risk if a safe port were not to be found immediately.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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