Malta Disputes Eritrean Survivors’ Claims (News)

Maltese Armed Forces Commander Carmel Vassallo confirmed that a Maltese patrol boat did intercept the 5 Eritrean migrants at some point before their later rescue by Italian authorities.  The AFM commander said the Eritreans appeared to be in good health and only needed fuel, which was provided.  The commander expressed doubt that there had been others in the migrant boat and that it had been at sea for an extended period of time.

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