On the boat were 85 migrants
Reportedly, a Maltese patrol boat rescued a group of 85 migrants who were on a sinking wooden boat off the coast of the country.
The army said that the rescued migrants were predominantly from North and East Africa.
At the moment, all the rescued were taken ashore.
We will remind, earlier off the coast of Tunisia sank a boat with migrants heading towards Italy. The incident killed at least 50 people. Managed to save only 16 of the 70 passengers of the boat.
According to estimates of the International organization for migration, in 2018 in the waters of the Mediterranean sea has killed about 2,300 people, about 120 thousand people managed to cross into Europe.