AFM evac­u­ates two mi­grants from ves­sel

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Early yes­ter­day morn­ing, RCC Malta co­or­di­nated a res­cue op­er­a­tion off a mi­grant ves­sel within Malta’s Search and Res­cue re­gion.

RCC Malta re­quested the as­sis­tance of a Fron­tex ves­sel which was in the vicin­ity. OPV Fast­net Sen­tinel re­quested a MEDEVAC of two mi­grants who needed ur­gent med­i­cal at­ten­tion. The AFM’s AW139 he­li­copter was im­me­di­ately dis­patched to the area to bring the two mi­grants to Malta. They have been trans­ferred to Mater Dei Hospi­tal by am­bu­lance early this morn­ing.

The ves­sel was in­ter­cepted 56nm SSE of Lampe­dusa. Seven corpses have also been found on the ves­sel.

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