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Nearly 100 irregular migrants rescued in Eastern Mediterranean

Nearly 100 irregular migrants rescued in Eastern Mediterranean

Potential disaster averted by joint Turkish, Libyan efforts.
14.05.2021 - 17:50

A total of 97 irregular migrants on a rubber boat, which was about to sink off in Eastern Mediterranean, were rescued by joint efforts of Turkish Naval Forces and Libyan Coast Guard, according to security sources on Friday.

The TCG Gaziantep frigate, on duty off Libya, detected a rubber boat with irregular migrants 28 miles off Khoms Port on Thursday.

Realizing that lives of the migrants were in danger, an on duty helicopter in the naval frigate took off.

Soon the coast guards also joined and the people were rescued, and a potential disaster prevented.