Open Arms rescue ship saves a boat with 40 people including babies and pregnant women
The wooden boat had been traveling for three days from Libya
The Open Arms migrant rescue ship saved a boat on Sunday carrying 40 people, four babies, and three pregnant women, as the entity announced through Twitter.
The rescued boat, made of wood, came from Libya, from where they had been traveling for three days. The refugees were severely dehydrated, the Open Arms group added.
#ULTIMAHORA— Open Arms (@openarms_fund) June 30, 2019
Localizada barca de madera procedente #Libia con 40 personas, 4 bebés y 3 embarazadas, con alto nivel de deshidratación tras 3 días de travesía. Les hemos atendido y activado a administraciones pertinentes para q se hicieran cargo.Ahora les escoltan hasta #Lampedusa pic.twitter.com/LDMHLIB1h9
The migrant rescue ship notified the Italian authorities who then took over responsibilities of escorting the refugees to the island of Lampedusa.
The founder of the NGO, Òscar Camps, announced last Wednesday that they would leave from the port of Naples to continue their work to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
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