The Italian coastguard has undertaken a complex rescue operation involving three patrol boats and a merchant ship to save two fishing boats that were carrying a total of 1,200 people in the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue mission was coordinated by the “Nave Peluso” coast guard boat.
Overcrowding Complicates the Rescue Operation
The operation was described as “complex” due to the overcrowding on the two fishing boats. It is unclear where the migrants were coming from or where they were headed.
The Italian coastguard did not provide any further details regarding the rescue operation or the condition of the migrants rescued. However, this is not the first time that Italy’s coastguard has rescued stranded migrants at sea.
Migrants Seeking a Better Life in Europe
Italy has been one of the main destinations for migrants seeking a better life in Europe. The country has received hundreds of thousands of migrants in recent years, mainly from North Africa, who have been risking their lives by attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea on rickety boats and overcrowded vessels.
The journey is dangerous and has claimed many lives over the years. The Italian coastguard, along with other European countries, has been working to prevent these dangerous journeys and save lives by rescuing stranded migrants at sea.
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