Italy rescues 4,400 migrants
Italian Navy, CG, border police, Norwegian and Irish navies assist migrants.
Italian navy rescues a record 4,400 migrants off Libya
Italy’s coast guard says it coordinated the rescue of some 4,400 migrants in a single day, a record-setting number, as smugglers took advantage of ideal sea conditions off Libya to launch a fleet of overcrowded, unseaworthy boats.
The coast guard on Sunday said 22 rescue operations were carried out a day earlier for motorised rubber dinghies and fishing boats, all crammed with migrants desperate to reach Europe’s southern shores.
To continue reading, please click here.