63 persons saved by AFM in the Mediterranean

epa04988260 YEARENDER 2015 APRIL A picture showing a large number of illegal migrants on board a large dinghy-type vessel as they are rescued by the crew of the Italian Guardia di Finanza ship 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea, 22 April 2015. The leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels on 23 April 2015 to tackle an escalating migration crisis and the daily arrival of hundreds of would-be asylum seekers and migrants crossing the Mediterranean. EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

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63 persons are expected to disembark in Malta early this morning after being saved during the night by the Armed Forces of Malta

The rescued 63 migrants were adrift and in distress onboard a rubber dinghy.

The boat was within the Maltese Search and Rescue Region.

The migrants were eventually transferred on board AFM P21 vessel to be transferred to Malta.

Via The Times of Malta

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