Charity ship Aquarius picks up more migrants near Libya coast

11 March 2018

An international charity ship picked up 62 migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea last night. A number of rescues were performed earlier in the day by the charity ship Aquarius and Libyan coastguard vessels. The night-time rescue saw charity ship Aquarius send out rescue dinghies to bring back migrants onto deck. Libya is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea.