The Address | Benghazi – Libya
65 migrants on a rubber boat were rescued by Seawatch International 30 km off Libya, Seawatch tweeted.
The Central Mediterranean sea crossing is a desperate option for people trying to escape Libya. Anyone rescued at sea must be taken to a safe port as required by international law, Seawatch said.
“The authorities in Libya, Malta and Italy are informed. We have requested a port of safety and await instructions.”
Among the migrants are 11 women, 2 babies, 5 children and 8 unaccompanied minors. Many are exhausted and dehydrated, according to Seawatch.