19 migrants rescued north of Benghazi

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19 migrants rescued north of Benghazi

September 07, 2021 - 21:59
Written by: RabiaGolden

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Authorities in the Benghazi seaport announced on Tuesday that 19 illegal migrants had been rescued approximately 110 miles northwest of Benghazi.

A media representative at the Benghazi seaport confirmed that based on an official report by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre MRCC to the Benghazi seaport security officer, that a migration boat needed assistance.

A patrol boat of the coast guard immediately departed to lead the rescue of 19 migrants, who when rescued were further referred to the competent authorities.

The statement did not, however, clarify the nationalities of the rescued migrants.