“For the time being, a complete of 45 migrants, all males, have been rescued and arrived this morning in Lampedusa,” the Italian Coast Guard stated in a press release despatched within the late afternoon, after indicating earlier various 47 folks rescued.
It didn’t give any indications of the nationality of the rescued folks.
The Coast Guard stated it was persevering with to seek for any lacking folks, together with the Italian tax police, who cope with monetary crime and smuggling.
Migrants have been heard shouting for assist in the darkness as lifejackets and buoyancy aids have been being thrown into the ocean early on Saturday, a video from the Coast Guard confirmed.
Italy is the first route for migrants departing principally from Tunisia and Libya to achieve Europe.