An Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat rescued 44 Somalis from a sinking 7 metre dingy early Tuesday morning. The rescue took place about 70 nautical miles south of Malta. The migrants have been taken to Malta. The boat is believed to have departed from Libya on Saturday. Survivors reported that two persons died during the voyage.
In an incident last week, the Moroccan Royal Navy rescued 53 migrants from a boat off Dar Kabdani. At least four persons are known to have died in that incident.