Eight persons aboard Open Arms to be taken to Malta in medical evacuation operation
Eight migrants are to be brought to shore in a medical evacuation operation, the Armed Forces of Malta confirmed.
Earlier, the Open Arms had said on Twitter that these eight migrants who needed medical attention were to disembark in Malta, but the Armed Forces told MaltaToday that it had not yet received any official communication from the NGO vessel.
In a statement by the AFM on Monday afternoon, the armed forces confirmed that arrangements had finally been made and that eight migrants were being transferred to the army’s P21 vessel.
Terminada evacuación hacia Malta de las 2 mujeres con problemas médicos y sus familiares.
Aplausos y los mejores deseos para todas ellas.
A bordo quedamos 151 personas que necesitan #PuertoSeguroYa pic.twitter.com/ypYlEaknaO
— Open Arms (@openarms_fund) August 12, 2019
They will disembark to the Hay Wharf Base in Malta.
Photo : Screenshot Twitter