81 migrants disembark in Lampedusa; Boat was in Maltese SAR – Alarm Phone

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

81 migrants who were in the Maltese SAR have disembarked in Lampedusa two days ago, according to the humanitarian NGO, Alarm Phone.

On Twitter the NGO said that on Thursday they lost contact with the boat when it was drifting in the Maltese SAR.

Alarm Phone said it feared that the migrants were going to be sent back to Libya.

This week a group of 52 asylum seekers who had been pushed back to Libya by the Maltese authorities on the fishing vessel Dar al Salaam have filed a court application demanding to be allowed their asylum applications on Wednesday. The group is also seeking damages.

Among those filing the application which was signed by lawyers Paul Borg Olivier and Eve Borg Constanzi, are relatives of two individuals who had lost their lives during the stand off.

Back in April, the group of asylum seekers were on an unseaworthy boat in the Maltese search and rescue before they were transferred onto a fishing vessel which returned the individuals to war-torn Libya.