Lampedusa, 33 Somalis rescued

From GdS. This afternoon, the Coast Guard rescued 33 Somali migrants approximately 10 miles off Lampedusa. They were aboard a dinghy whose motor had broken. On receiving the alarm, the Coast Guard, in agreement with the Maltese Authorities, sent out one of its planes to see if it could locate the boat. The vessel was then reached by two patrol boats, one of which took all the migrants aboard. Out of the 33, there were 13 women, 4 of whom were pregnant. The Coast Guard’s boats then headed for the port of Lampedusa.