Published: September 09, 2019
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Non-governmental search and rescue organisations Mediterranea Saving Humans and SOS Mediterranee have rescued 50 people from a boat in distress, with 12 minors and a pregnant woman aboard.
In a tweet, it was explained that they were rescued from a boat in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya, and that the rescue took nearly 3 hours to complete.
BREAKING: @SOSMedIntl and @MSF_Sea have just rescued 50 people from a boat in distress in intl. waters off the coast of #Libya. The rescue took nearly three hours to complete. 12 children under the age of 18 & one pregnant woman are among those now safely onboard the #OceanViking pic.twitter.com/orEXzK0IHN — SOS MEDITERRANEE (@SOSMedIntl) September 8, 2019
They stated that 12 minors, as well as a pregnant woman, are among the 50 people that are now aboard their rescue ship Ocean Viking. source