A SOS Mediterranean spokesman said Ocean Viking had rescued 132 people, including 9 women and 40 minors, who had been rescued in three operations and four ships since Thursday. The rescue operation, which took place exclusively in the Maltese Rescue and Research Zone off the Libyan coast, involved three wooden ships made of fiberglass, which infiltrated water and fuel.
More than 30,000 people have been rescued since February 2016
The United Nations recently called for a search of the Mediterranean, rescue operations, and withdrew from Libya and the European Union when they did not take into account the claims of immigrants to the treaty of their rights and dignity. Not life. According to the International Organization for Migration, 866 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean region trying to reach Europe since the beginning of 2021.
SOS Mediterranean claims to have rescued more than 30,000 people since February 2016, first Aquarius and then Ocean Viking.