Almost 1,500 asylum seekers heading to Augusta

People rescued in seven separate operations

20 March, 12:53

    Almost 1,500 asylum seekers heading to Augusta Almost 1,500 asylum seekers heading to Augusta

     - Siracusa - An Italian Coast Guard ship, the CP 940 Dattilo, is expected to arrive at the Sicilian port of Augusta at 14:00 on Monday with 1,477 asylum seekers on board, sources said. The people were saved in seven separate operations in the Mediterranean. A group of 747 was rescued from one boat, another group of 82 were on a smaller boat and the other people were saved from five dinghies. An Italian Coast Guard ship, the CP 940 Dattilo, is expected to arrive at the Sicilian port of Augusta at 14:00 on Monday with 1,477 asylum seekers on board, sources said. The people were saved in seven separate operations in the Mediterranean. A group of 747 was rescued from one boat, another group of 82 were on a smaller boat and the other people were saved from five dinghies.

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