AFM rescues 68 irregular migrants including 13 females

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AFM rescues 68 irregular migrants including 13 femalesAn Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Inshore Patrol Vessel rescued a group of 68 persons from a rubber dinghy, from a position some 70 nautical miles south of Malta.

The AFM’s Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC-Malta) at Luqa Barracks, was on Tuesday afternoon alerted about the dinghy adrift which position was confirmed by an AFM Patrol Aircraft.

Subsequently, Patrol Vessel P-23 was directed towards the position to render assistance.

Among the 68 people on board there was one pregnant female and another female who had just delivered her baby, they were brought ashore on Wednesday morning at around 5.00am.

Photograph – AFM Press Office.

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    2 Responses

    1. sammy says:

      Quo Vadis Malta

      Gozoroo

    2. Walter Sultana says:

      Walter This problem never going to go away ,long as Malta is in EU . The deal is already done with EU , and Malta cannot backs up . If Malta backs up from this deal , EU can punish Malta if they want to . . In a way our Prime Minister hands are tied up . .. .I wish him the best luck ……………………………Gozitan from Xaghra .

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