There are currently 1,473 migrants at the Lampedusa hotspot.
With the scheduled ferry, which will arrive in Porto Empedocle in the evening, 107 have been transferred, but, in the meantime, another 180 have landed. The Prefecture of Agrigento is hard at work planning, both for the evening and for tomorrow, new transfers, also because the "calm" weather window should last for at least another couple of days.
Another 180 migrants arrived in Lampedusa after the four small boats on which they were traveling were rescued by the Guardia di Finanza and Capitaneria patrol boats.
Since midnight, the number of registered landings has risen to 21 with a total of 885 people arriving.
On the last boats, departing from Sfax in Tunisia, docked between the Sar area and the waters in front of Lampedusa, there were also, overall, 37 women and 13 minors.
On one punt they were all men.
The landed migrants are originally from Chad, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Congo and Mali.
There was also a shipwreck, late yesterday afternoon, off Lampedusa, the second in the space of a few hours in the Sar area, with an 8-metre boat set sail from Sfax, Tunisia, which sank.
In the rescue operation, the CP324 patrol boat of the Harbor Master's Office saved 20 migrants, originally from Cameroon and Ivory Coast, and recovered the body of a young woman.
The body and the survivors were landed in Lampedusa at about 2.20 last night.
Also yesterday another small boat was wrecked and the Coast Guard and Finance Police had rescued 38 migrants, including a minor and eleven women
Shipwreck in Tunisia, the bodies of 14 migrants recovered
54 people rescued, all originating from various sub-Saharan African countries