The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 68 illegal migrants of several nationalities, in a response to a distress call.

The migrants were on their way to European shores on a rubber boat, according to the spokesman for the Libyan Naval Forces Chief of Staff, on Monday.

The migrants were transported to the Tripoli Naval Base, then all of them were transferred to the Anti-Illegal Migration Agency, which will take care of them and complete the procedures for their deportation to their countries.