128 migrants brought to Malta

The AFM was involved in search and rescue operation after dinghy carrying migrants needed assistance 

One of the immigrants that needed medical assistance. Photo John Pisani
One of the immigrants that needed medical assistance. Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
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Photo John Pisani
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Dr Anthony Williams examining one of the immigrants. Photo John Pisani
Dr Anthony Williams examining one of the immigrants. Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
Three of the 11 women being tagged by Immigration Police. Photo John Pisani
Three of the 11 women being tagged by Immigration Police. Photo John Pisani

128 migrants were rescued at sea by the Armed Forces of Malta, and brought to Malta.

The asylum seekers, 11 of them women, were brought to Malta after being saved from a dinghy about 100 miles off Malta.

The 11 women that were part of a group of 128 immigrants that were saved by the AFM aboard the P23. Video John Pisani

The group were in distress at a point south of Malta. The AFM’s Inshore Patrol Vessel P23 rendered assistance to the migrants. At that particular time Malta was the closest safe port.

The AFM patrol boat arrived at Haywharf at 3:25am.

Although all of the immigrants looked tired only two of them, both men, collapsed and they were given medical first aid by Dr Anthony Willams.

All 128 migrants were transported to the Police Headquarters in Floriana on Police buses for identification.

The Armed Forces of Malta said in a statement that as part of the large scale search and rescue operations that were unfolding earlier on Saturday, the AFM were involved again in an airborne medical evacuation of two female migrants.

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