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Italy: 97 migrants picked up near Libyan coast POOL00:45

Italy: 97 migrants picked up near Libyan coast POOL

Italy, Pozzallo
July 25, 2014 at 05:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ninety-seven migrants, including four women, were taken on board the Italian Almisan tug boat, 54 miles off the Libyan coast on Thursday.

When the Almisan crew spotted a dinghy in distress, they notified the Coast Guard and worked with them to move the migrants onto the tug boat.

The migrants then waited on board the Almisan for two Coast Guard patrol boats which will transport the migrants to the Italian port of Pozzallo, where they are expected to arrive on Friday.

Italy: 97 migrants picked up near Libyan coast POOL00:45
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Ninety-seven migrants, including four women, were taken on board the Italian Almisan tug boat, 54 miles off the Libyan coast on Thursday.

When the Almisan crew spotted a dinghy in distress, they notified the Coast Guard and worked with them to move the migrants onto the tug boat.

The migrants then waited on board the Almisan for two Coast Guard patrol boats which will transport the migrants to the Italian port of Pozzallo, where they are expected to arrive on Friday.