(ANSA) - ROME, APRIL 10 - About 1,200 migrants have been subjected to two rescue operations by the Italian Coast Guard.
A fishing boat, with about 800 migrants on board, is located over 120 miles southeast of Syracuse, in Saritalian waters.
On the other hand, around 400 migrants are on board a second fishing boat, also reported by Alarm Phone and intercepted by the Coast Guard ship Diciotti, currently in the Saritaliana area about 170 miles south-east of Capo Passero.
The rescue operations south-east of Syracuse are coordinated by Nave Peluso of the Coast Guard with the support of three SAR class 300 patrol boats and the assistance of a merchant ship present in the area.
The other intervention to the South East of Capo Passero is instead managed by Nave Diciotti with the help of two merchant assistance units.
Coast Guard and Frontex aircraft are also supporting the search and rescue operations at sea these days.
In addition to the operations underway, there are the various rescue operations carried out from Friday to today which have allowed about two thousand people to be rescued.