Alarm Phone loses contact with boat carrying migrants in Maltese SAR

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone has lost contact with the boat carrying 78 migrants. Amongst these migrants, there are two women and four children.

The boat is currently in the Maltese search and rescue region, according to Alarm Phone.

This morning the NGO wrote on twitter that it has lost contact with the boat and that Maltese authorities are refusing to provide further information.

On Sunday, Alarm Phone said that the people on the boat left Libya three days ago and the engine of the boat has reportedly stopped working.

Alarm Phone appealed again to the Maltese authorities to not delay the rescue.

On Sunday a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of Malta told Newsbook.com.mt that she had no information about the case in question, redirecting this newsroom to a government spokesperson.

Questions sent to the government’s chief spokesperson remained unanswered until the time of writing.