German combat support ship rescues 105 in the Mediterranean

EGV Frankfurt am Main, Photo: PIZMarine/Ann-Katrin Winges

German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main, part of EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia mission saved 105 migrants 50 kilometers north of the Tripoli coast on March 29.

Once all migrants were taken on board the warship, sailors sunk the rubber boat which was used by migrants.

EGV Frankfurt am Main later transferred the rescued persons to the Italian frigate Grecale which transferred the migrants to a safe port.

According to the German Navy, the latest rescue operation has brought the number of persons saved in the Mediterranean to 12.613 since the mission started on May 7, 2015.

 

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