46 migrants in Maltese SAR disembark in Lampedusa

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

46 migrants who were in the Maltese SAR zone have arrived in Lampedusa autonomously, reported the humanitarian NGO, Alarm Phone.

On Twitter, the NGO said that the migrants had escaped from Libya two days ago and on Thursday they were 50 miles away from Lampedusa when they contacted Alarm Phone. The NGO had informed the Armed Forces of Malta and the Italian Coast Guard.

In the meantime, Thursday night the NGO tweeted that it believes that the boat with the 46 migrants entered the port at Lampedusa after reports of a white fibreglass boat with 49 people entered the port of Lampedusa at around 10 pm on Thursday evening and the boat matches the same description of the boat the NGO was in contact with.

On Thursday Malta saved a group of 77 migrants and all were taken onboard one of the Captain Morgan Vessels.