258 migrants arrived in Lampedusa on four boats

Yesterday evening, a total of 258 migrants arrived in Lampedusa after being rescued by the Coast Guard and Finance Police from four different boats. In total, there were 18 arrivals on the island yesterday, with a total of 775 people. Among the migrants were eight women and three minors, originating from countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Syria, Sudan, Eritrea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Liberia. A 12-meter boat carrying 132 people departed from Sabratah, Libya, along with a small boat carrying 47 people. The other two boats departed from Zauya, Libya, and Mahdia, Tunisia. The ship Cassiopea has arrived for transfers. As of now, there are 1,208 migrants in the Lampedusa hotspot, with the last 258 arrivals being accommodated overnight. Despite daily transfers of around 500 people by the Agrigento Prefecture, the Imbriacola facility remains under stress. This morning, the local government office ordered the transfer of around 500 migrants to Augusta and Catania using the Coast Guard ship Cassiopea, and another group of migrants will be transferred to Porto Empedocle in the evening using the Galaxy ferry (the exact number is still being determined).