Libyan Coast Guard rescues 53 illegal immigrants off Sabratha coast

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Libyan Coast Guard rescues 53 illegal immigrants off Sabratha coast

July 14, 2019 - 12:03
Written by: SafaAlharathy

A patrol boat of the Libyan Coast Guard at the Zawiya refinery rescued Saturday, 53 illegal immigrants, including 10 women and a child, the Navy Information Office confirmed.

"The migrants were spotted aboard rubber boats off the coast of Sabratha," the information office said, clarifying that they were of different African nationalities as follows: Cameroon (14), Nigeria (1), Senegal (5), Niger (1), Cote d'Ivoire (12), Guinea (15), Mali (3), Togo (1) and Central African Republic (1).

The rescued migrants were transferred to Al-Zawiya and Al-Nasser accommodation centres of the Illegal Immigration Agency, according to the Libyan Nave Information Office.