The Libyan Navy has confirmed the rescue of 94 illegal immigrants off Tripoli's eastern suburb of Tajoura.

"The immigrants -who included 14 women and 4 children- were found packed in a small rubber boat. Their boat was overloaded and began to take water, leaving its occupants at risk of drowning," Libya's Navy Information Office has stated.

"They were brought to shore and provided with the necessary humanitarian and medical care," it added.

The Libyan Navy underscored that in case no competent authority is ready to receive them, the migrants would be set free, noting it had reached out to all relevant authorities but had received no response yet.