Ocean Viking, a European rescue ship operated by SOS Mediterranee, saved on Saturday afternoon 92 migrants who were on board an overcrowded and deflated rubber boat in international waters off Libya.
The rescued migrants included 9 women and around 40 unaccompanied minors, according to SOS Mediterranee, which added that its team, alongside a team from the Red Cross, are taking care of the survivors who are “generally exhausted, some with fuel burns and injuries.”
“Shortly after the rescue, the Italian authorities assigned Salerno as a Place of Safety for the 92 survivors on Ocean Viking,” SOS Mediterranee said via Twitter.
This afternoon, #OceanViking evacuated 92 people, incl. 9 women & ~40 unaccompanied minors from an overcrowded & deflated rubber boat in intl. waters off Libya. @SOSMedIntl & @ifrc are now taking care of the survivors who are generally exhausted, some with fuel burns & injuries. pic.twitter.com/YINyNJialq
— SOS MEDITERRANEE (@SOSMedIntl) April 1, 2023