SOS Méditerranée rescued another 400 people off the coast of Tunisia in the night from Saturday to Sunday. They were on a large wooden boat that was sinking, the report said rescue organization on Facebook. On Saturday, 196 people on board various boats were taken to safety off the coast of Libya, so that a total of around 600 people were picked up by rescuers over the weekend.
The approximately four hundred migrants were received on boats of three rescue organizations: the Sea-watch 3 from the NGO Sea-Watch, the Nadir from ResQship and the Ocean Viking from SOS Mediterranée. The last ship already carried the 196 people who were previously rescued, and is now on board 449 migrants recovered from water. It is unknown whether people were killed in the rescue operations in recent days.
SOS Méditerranée says it has rescued more than 30,000 people since February 2016, first with the Aquarius and then with the Ocean Viking. According to data from the International Organization for Migration, at least 1,113 migrants died in the Mediterranean in the first half of 2021.