Coast Guard rescues boat with 21 migrants, transfers continue from Lampedusa

At dawn, there were 419 migrants staying at the Lampedusa hotspot, where a boat had arrived despite rough seas. The Italian coast guard rescued a small boat with 21 people on board, including four women who claimed to be from Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria. The boat had left Zawiya, Libya, at 10 pm on Friday, and each person had paid 15,000 Libyan dinars for the journey. Yesterday evening, 151 migrants were transferred from the temporary accommodation facility in Imbriacola to Porto Empedocle by ferry. Today, another 79 people, including 59 unaccompanied minors, will be moved to Porto Empedocle by a motorship, following the orders of the Prefecture.