MaltaToday | 13 August 2008

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Migrants’ dinghy takes in water

After Monday night’s urgent mid-sea transfer and landing of two pregnant illegal migrants, their remaining party from onboard a dinghy were obliged to abandon their trip to the European mainland as their dinghy started to take in water.
It was at 10:50pm, whilst in a position 39 nautical miles from Malta, when the monitoring AFM patrol boat P-32 found that the migrants’ rubber dinghy was taking in water. The migrants were taken onboard the Bremse-class patrol craft at 11:30pm. The 43-strong group was made up of eight women (one of which is also pregnant) and 35 men.
The group was expected to be landed at the Maritime Squadron’s Haywharf Base at 6:45am yesterday morning.
Another group of migrants entered Malta yesterday morning at Ghar Lapsi, made up of 20 men and eight women.

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