Sicily receives hundreds of migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Sicily has received some of the 719 people rescued from the Mediterranean on Saturday (August 15). Three operations were carried out, coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard. A group of 420 arrived in Augusta, in the south east of the island. A Civil Protection Officer described the situation: “They left from Alexandria, Egypt, ten days ago. They have arrived here […]

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Triton mission to reach 138 miles south of Sicily: 3 planes, 6 ships, 12 patrol boats, 2 helicopters

The operating range of the EU’s Triton patrol and rescue operation will be extended to 138 nautical miles south of Sicily, the Frontex border agency said Tuesday after the signing of a new mission remit with three times the original funding and resources. Three planes, six ships, 12 patrol boats and two helicopters will now be in use. The extended […]

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