13 August 2009

Migrants' boat arrives back in Libya

VALLETTA, August 13, 2009 - A group of more than 80 migrants spotted on a boat south of Malta yesterday is back in Libya after the boat was intercepted by the Italian Navy. A baby born on board the boat was airlifted to Mater Dei Hospital yesterday afternoon, along with the mother. The boat at the time was some 90 nautical miles south east of Malta, heading north at a steady 6knots.