Lampedusa: rescue by Mazara del Vallo fishing boat

From lampedusaonline. 150 migrants crammed onto a 20 metre boat have been rescued. The Coast Guard’s patrol boat called on the assistance of the fishing boat Giovanni Vincenzo to help with the rescue. The weather conditions were quite difficult with a north north-west wind blowing at 20 knots and a force 5 sea. 96 immigrants were boarded onto the fishing boat. There were 24 women, 3 of whom were pregnant and an 18 month old girl. The rest were men. Despite having spent several days at sea, all those aboard were said to be in relatively good health.