59 immigrants arrived at Hay Wharf on Saturday night at around 12:10am. The Armed Forces of Malta communicated that there was a vessel in distress around 71 nautical miles and they have sent out a vessel to pick them up.
The 50 adults and 9 children were all male.
Kurt Farrugia, spokesperson at the Office of the prime Minister took to Twitter in response to Italian Internal Minister Matteo Salvini’s sarcastic message on the same social media announcing that the immigrants will be rescued.
— Kurt Farrugia (@KurtFarrugia) August 18, 2018