The rescue ship ‘Sea Watch 4’, with 455 migrants on board, awaits a safe port in the Mediterranean Sea to disembark its passengers.

The boat rescued 51 migrants who were trying to reach Europe in a wooden boat on Saturday night, according to the organization Sea Watch, which has detailed on the social network Twitter that it is the sixth rescue since Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Italian authorities allowed on Saturday the ‘Ocean Viking’, operated by the NGO SOS Mediterranée, to disembark 236 migrants in the Sicilian port of Augusta, the organization has reported. Many of them were unaccompanied minors.

Crowds of people undertake a dangerous journey by sea to reach Europe, sometimes in rubber boats, from Libya. Many of them fail to survive. Both Sea Watch and SOS Mediterranée have criticized the Libyan coastguard and the European Union for returning those who do succeed in returning to the African country.

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