150 persons in distress in Malta’s SAR – Alarm Phone


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The NGO Alarm Phone warned that 150 people on board a boat which was in distress in Maltese Search and Rescue area. Those on board the boat made contact with Alarm Phone and launched the SOS. 

Alarm Phone said that Malta’s Armed Forces were responsible and had the duty to rescue those on board the boat and take them to Europe. 

In its tweet, the NGO said that the situation was crazy in the Mediterranean as the European authorities allowed for this situation to evolve, by ‘just watching’ people in distress from the air.