According to the written statement made by the Italian Coast Guard Command, in the morning in the city of Reggio Calabria, the Coast Guard elements carried out a rescue operation with 3 patrol boats to a fishing boat with many immigrants on board.
In the operation 90 miles off the coast, 295 people were rescued and transferred to a safe place.
In another rescue operation held today, Coast Guard elements in the city of Catania in eastern Sicily carried out a rescue operation to a fishing boat that was in dangerous navigation conditions 100 miles offshore.
It was stated that 450 immigrants were rescued in the operation, which was supported by the EU Border Protection Agency (Frontex) and 3 commercial ships, as well as the Italian Coast Guard elements.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the migrant boat disaster off the coast of Cutro town in the south of the country on February 26 increased to 89 after the body of another person was found in the sea.