45 migrants stranded in Maltese waters; aid requested – Alarm Phone

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A boat carrying 45 persons stranded in Malta’s SAR Zone is requesting aid from the Maltese authorities. This was stated by the rescue organisation Alarm Phone.

On Twitter, the organisation stated that they contacted the authorities at around 6.35pm, where it demanded the immediate launch of a rescue operation.

A spokesperson for the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) told Newsbook.com.mt that they are not yet aware of the situation.

Alarm Phone insisted that governments should not endanger lives, and that the migrants should be brought to a place of safety.