The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 112 migrants of various African and Arab nationalities, all of whom were attempting to reach European shores on a rubber dinghy.

The Coast Guard stated that its members moved swiftly to a rescue spot having received a distress call from the boat in question, adding that the migrants were disembarked at the Tripoli Naval Base and then all individuals were transferred to the Anti-Illegal Migration Agency for processing.

Last week, the Coast Guard rescued 65 Egyptian migrants from drowning, all of whom were on a rubber dinghy abandoned in the middle of the sea, trying to reach European soil.