Video: Italian Coast Guard Picks up 550 Migrants Off Libyan Shore
The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) picked up 550 migrants, Wednesday, after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean sea, off Libya’s shoreline. Authorities also retrieved 35 bodies out of the water.
Footage shows Coast Guard officials assisting migrants getting off their wrecked boat and bringing them to the Fiorillo mother ship. The ship capsized due to the boat’s overcrowding and high instability as well as the meteorological and marine conditions, reported the Italian navy.