Crews aboard a humanitarian rescue ship rescued 39 people on Sunday from a small fiberglass boat adrift in the Mediterranean.
Several children and one woman were among those rescued by teams aboard the SOS Mediterranee operated Ocean Viking vessel, officials said.
The rescue ship now has 73 migrants on board.
#OceanViking just evacuated 39 people, incl.1 woman & children from an unseaworthy fiberglass boat adrift in Maltese Search & Rescue Region following a distress call from @PVolontaires #Colibri2 aircraft.
— SOS MEDITERRANEE (@SOSMedIntl) October 23, 2022