The Malta Independent 23 September 2023, Saturday
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Boat with around 500 people in distress in Malta’s SAR zone – NGO

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 17:47 Last update: about 5 months ago

A large boat with around 500 people is in distress in Malta's Search and Rescue (SAR), hotline NGO Alarm Phone said.

The NGO said that it received reports saying that the boat fled from Libya several days ago but now their engine has stopped.

It added that it has informed the authorities and it said that "rescue efforts are needed urgently and without delay!"

Questions were sent to the Home Affairs Ministry and the Armed Forces of Malta asking for updates on this case.

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