More than a hundred immigrants could be missing after a wreck on Sunday off the coast of libyan, as has been reported in a tweet Alarm Phone, an organization that manages a phone line for migrants in distress in the Mediterranean. "What a great shipwreck in the Mediterranean? A fisherman told us yesterday that he saw a capsized boat along the coast of Libya. He said that he had rescued three people and that he saw many dead bodies. The survivors speak of more than 100 people on board. At this point we can not verify this information, but we fear that another tragedy in mass may have occurred", says the message via Twitter.
Large shipwreck in the #Med? A fisherman told us yesterday about a capsized boat off #Libya. I have said I have rescued 3 ppl & saw many dead bodies. The survivors speak of 100+ ppl on board. At this stage we cannot verify this info but fear that another mass tragedy may have occurred.— Alarm Phone (@alarm_phone) August 19, 2019
parallel To this, the boat of the Spanish NGO Open Arms is still locked in Italian waters, off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, with 107 migrants aboard, waiting for the european authorities to give them a solution. The organization today raised the possibility that these people will be transferred to Catania (Sicily) and from there transferred by air to Spain, which has offered to receive them, given that the minister of the Interior Italian, Matteo Salvini, refuses to authorise the landing in Lampedusa.
Also the Ocean Viking, chartered by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, waiting in international waters in the Mediterranean, with 356 migrants on board to that the european authorities will be authorized to dock at a port.