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The ship — named Alan Kurdi af­ter the Syr­ian boy who made global head­lines when his drowned body washed up on a beach in Turkey in 2015 — res­cued 133 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 62 chil­dren, from three dif­fer­ent boats off the Libyan coast.

“ac­ti­vated the pro­ce­dure to re­dis­tribute” the 125 res­cued mi­grants across Europe.

“Eighty per­cent of the res­cued mi­grants will be trans­ferred to other Euro­pean coun­tries,” it added.

The ship — named Alan Kurdi af­ter the Syr­ian boy who made global head­lines when his drowned body washed up on a beach in Turkey in 2015 — res­cued 133 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 62 chil­dren, from three dif­fer­ent boats off the Libyan coast.

Eight peo­ple, in­clud­ing a five­month-old baby, were evac­u­ated by the Ital­ian coast guard. More than 50 mi­nors are still on board, in­clud­ing young chil­dren, the NGO said.

The ship was ini­tially head­ing to Marseille in the south of France be­fore French au­thor­i­ties suc­cess­fully asked Italy to al­low it to dock in the Mediter­ranean, Sea-Eye’s chief Gor­den Isler said in a tweet. “We hope that the 125 res­cued will be al­lowed to dis­em­bark in Sar­dinia so they can be ad­e­quately cared for there,” Isler added.

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