The coastguard of Libya has picked 200 African migrants from a boat on the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Europe. That is what the Libyan navy announced today.
The rescue operation was carried out yesterday near the capital Tripoli, according to the Libyan navy. The migrants were in mortal danger because their boat had engine trouble.
Earlier this week, a ship from the Libyan Coast Guard brought 490 people to the port of Tripoli. The migrants had tried to cross the sea in rubber boats, but got into trouble off the coast of Garabulli, east of Tripoli. This was reported by naval officer Rami Ghommeidh.
Another group of 361 migrants was rescued off the coast of al-Khoms, 100 kilometers east of the Libyan capital. In the same region, 97 people had to be rescued earlier in the day.