140 migrants rescued by AFM

MaltaToday captured the transfer of the migrants to a third Captain Morgan ship while filming a feature on the situation earlier on Friday

The AFM Patrol Boat with migrants aboard Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday
The AFM Patrol Boat with migrants aboard Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday

Around 140 migrants were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta on Thursday, from within Malta’s Search and Rescue Zone.

The migrants, which were found on two separate boats were transferred to a third Captain Morgan vessel, the ‘Bahari’ outside territorial waters on Friday.

In a short statement the AFM said that 19 migrants, mainly females, pregnant women and minors were brought ashore for humanitarian reasons.

MaltaToday had captured the AFM patrol boat transferring the migrants to the Captain Morgan vessel on Friday while filming a feature on the migration situation.

The number of migrants aboard the three Captain Morgan vessels has now almost reached 300.

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