50 migrants in distress in Maltese SAR zone

Updated 03:47 PM

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The NGO Alarm Phone has lost contact with the group of 50 migrants who are in distress and have reached out to Humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone to inform them they are in the Maltese SAR zone.

According to Alarm Phone, the Maltese and the Italian authorities are not providing them with information on whether they will rescue the migrants or not.

The NGO also said that the cargo vessel, Fuji Bay has been on the scene for several hours.

It is also reported that water is entering the boat and the weather conditions were very dangerous.

In a tweet, Alarm Phone said that the migrants reached out again and shared their corrected GPS position which would show them in the Maltese SAR zone.

A few minutes before the migrants, fleeing from Libya told the NGO they are in the Italian SAR Zone and Alarm Phone reported they are a few miles from Lampedusa.