Italian Coast Guard rescues 192 migrants

Italian Coast Guard rescues 192 migrants

The Italian Coast Guard rescued 192 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday (11/12), also recovering six bodies during the operation.

The operation is one of seven different rescues the Italian Coast Guard reported supervising on Sunday, with a total of 1,164 migrants saved from six rubber dinghies and one larger vessel.

Five ships were involved in the operations: two from the Italian Coast Guard, one from the Italian Navy, one from MSF/SOS Mediterranee and a boat from the European Union’s EunavforMed fleet.

More than 174,000 thousand migrants have reached the Italian coast so far in 2016. At least 4,700 have gone missing or died crossing the Mediterranean, according to the International Organisation for Migration.