Authorities left Lebanon late Monday and early Tuesday morning to rescue hundreds of migrants stranded at sea, officials said.
Search and rescue vessels scrambled air and sea assets to an area 110 nautical miles (203 km) west of the island in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday night after reports that a vessel carrying more than 300 people was in trouble. I was.
Commercial vessels were also mobilized and passengers were safely transferred to Marshall Islands-flagged vessels sailing through the region, Cyprus’ Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) said in a statement.
A few hours later, a second ship with 177 people was wrecked south of Cyprus.
JRCC deputy commander Andreas Zakaria said: “The ship was swallowing water and they asked for help. The migrants were escorted safely to shore, he added.
https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/news/local/cyprus-rescues-second-vessel-carrying-hundreds-of-migrants-stranded-at-sea-photos/ Cyprus rescues second ship carrying hundreds of stranded migrants (pictured)