Migrants: boat with 40 on board in distress, Alarm Phone

'In Malta's SAR zone'

17 February, 13:17

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, FEBRUARY 17 - Alarm Phone has received a distress call from a boat with 40 on board who are fleeing Libya, the phone service said on Twitter, adding that ''they are in Malta's SAR zone'' and that they have informed ''authorities''.

    In another tweet, Alarm added: ''The boat is still in danger at sea! Malta's authorities only say they are investigating the case. The boat is much closer to Lampedusa than Malta''. ''The fastest rescue'' operation needs to be organized, it said.

    (ANSAmed).

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