Updated: 40 immigrants saved by Sea-Eye arrive in Malta

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40 immigrants which were aboard the German ship Alan Kurdi have arrived in Malta at Haywharfe (Xatt it-Tiben). They were transported by a patrol boat of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) which had been dispatched earlier today.

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In a statement, the Maltese Government said that the group of 40 immigrants aboard Alan Kurdi, which belongs to the non-governmental organisation Sea-Eye, were expected to enter Malta. This was decided after the German Government along with the European Commission proposed the possibility of distributing the immigrants across different European Union member states.

The immigrants will be transferred to an AFM vessel outside Maltese waters where Alan Kurdi was stationed.

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