The humanitarian boat Ocean Viking rescued 98 people fleeing Libya on Tuesday evening during a second rescue operation on the same day, announced yesterday the European non-governmental organization SOS Mediterranee, which has its headquarters in Marseille (France).
In total, the ship helped 182 people on Tuesday: 84 in the early morning, including 21 unaccompanied minors from Bangladesh, Morocco and Somalia, and 98 at the end of the day aboard an inflatable boat in “degraded” weather conditions, according to SOS Mediterranee, which charters the Ocean Viking in partnership with Medecins sans frontieres.
Among the latter survivors, notably from Nigeria, some of whom are from the Biafra region, West Africa or Sudan, are a woman and 15 minors, 14 of whom are unaccompanied.
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