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Portuguese Navy Frigate rescues 138 migrants off Italy coast

in News · 26-04-2018 14:22:00 · 2 Comments

A Portuguese Navy frigate, the Dom Francisco de Almeida, rescued 138 migrants off the island of Lampedusa, Italy, earlier this week, among them15 women and eight babies.

Portuguese Navy Frigate rescues 138 migrants off Italy coast

A Portuguese Navy frigate, the Dom Francisco de Almeida, rescued 138 migrants off the island of Lampedusa, Italy, earlier this week, among them15 women and eight babies. A spokesperson for the Armed Forces said a stricken vessel carrying the migrants was intercepted by the Portuguese ship on Tuesday, at a time when “it was in danger of sinking”.
The migrant boat was trying to reach the island of Lampedusa, the source added, elaborating that crew gave first aid to several of the migrants.
With this rescue, the number of migrants identified and rescued by the Dom Francisco de Almeida navy vessel, which is taking part in the European Border Agency’s Frontex mission, climbs to 266.

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Send them back. These are illegal immigrants with no education / job prospects / respect for European laws. They don't belong here.
by sparkle from Other on 27-04-2018 10:06:00
But where did the Navy take them? I hope it was back to Libya but I doubt it that happened!
by George from UK on 27-04-2018 09:48:00

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Edition 1487
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