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“Ocean Viking” saves over 100 refugees off the coast of Libya

A rubber dinghy with refugees ran into distress off the coast of Libya on Saturday. The rescue ship “Ocean Viking” came to the rescue in good time and took over 100 people.

The rescue ship “Ocean Viking” rescued people from distress during a mission off the coast of Libya. A total of 106 people were rescued on Saturday a good 60 kilometers off the Libyan coast from a dinghy in distress, said the organization SOS Méditerranée. On the completely overcrowded boat there were therefore men, women and children.

During the first rescue voyage from January to February, the “Ocean Viking” picked up around 800 people in the Mediterranean. According to official figures, more than 1200 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe last year. However, experts assume a high number of unreported cases.

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