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Second group of migrants arrives, total reaches 199 in 24 hours

A second group of 115 migrants was brought to Malta last night, bringing the total of arrivals in less than 24 hours to 199.

The immigrants were rescued by a patrol boat of the Armed Forces of Malta. They were on dinghy 90 miles off Malta.
The first group, of 84 was brought to Malta Tuesday morning.


The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) last night rescued a group of 84 migrants at sea. The migrants claiming to be Syrian, Eritrean and Nigerian were spotted on a rubber dinghy by the AFM and brought in at Hay Wharf just before 9am.

The AFM said that it became aware of a boat with persons on board reportedly in distress just after midnight. The AFM operation centre immediately dispatched an AFM offshore patrol vessel P51 to monitor the situation and to render assistance if required.

The boat with 77 males and 7 females on board was located 18 nautical miles south of Malta.

Having assessed the situation with the dinghy drifting in rough seas, the migrants were transferred onboard the AFM vessel.

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