Lifesaving ship Aquarius saved 25 people from drowning outside the coast of Libya. 19 men and 6 women were on board the wooden boat and were at risk of drowning.
The migrants were saved 26 nautical miles north of Zuwara and currently work is being done on a second boat in the area.
BREAKING: the #Aquarius has just completed the rescue of a wooden boat with 25 people on board including 6 women, in international waters 26 NM from the Libyan shore, North of #Zuwarah. We have informed all relevant authorities. pic.twitter.com/AXBv2uq7UP
— SOS MEDITERRANEE (@SOSMedIntl) August 10, 2018
The vessel is owned by SOS Mediteranee, a search and rescue NGO with headquarters in Berlin, Marseilles, Palermo and Geneva.