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77 migrants rescued by AFM
AFM patrol boat rescues 77 migrants at sea, migrants expected to arrive tonight.
20 August 2012, 12:00am
The army explained it was informed of the presence of the dinghy in Malta's Search and Rescue Region earlier today, which was then located by the AFM's King Air aircraft.
After sending a patrol boat to the dinghy, the AFM decided to transfer the 77 migrants onboard the AFM vessel since the dinghy was not in a position to continue its voyage.
Their arrival follows the rescue of three groups of migrants, totaling 157, last week. Four migrants lost their lives in last week's landings.
A total of 1,360 migrants have landed in Malta this year.