Shortly after midnight, 151 migrants rescued off the coast of Calabria by the Portuguese National Guard
patrol boat Bojador, which operates in the Frontex surveillance system, disembarked. The migrants were on board a boat intercepted by a Coast Guard patrol boat from which they were transferred to the military vessel.
Their health conditions, evaluated by the medical staff of the Asp of Crotone, are good after a journey that started from the Turkish coast and lasted about 5 days. The landing operations were coordinated by the Prefecture of Crotone and carried out by the staff of the Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters and the Scientific Police. The Italian Red Cross has provided for their transfer to the reception center of Sant'Anna di
Isola Capo Rizzuto.
Tonight is the third landing in ten days in Crotone. On 18 and 19 May, in fact, 138 migrants had arrived at the Crotonese port - always rescued by the Portuguese patrol boat - and subsequently another 87 on board a sailing ship escorted by the Coast Guard.
The migrants disembarked in Crotone are all men and, among them, there are 34 unaccompanied minors, coming from Pakistan and Egypt. They were on board a fishing boat intercepted by a Coast Guard patrol boat from which they were transferred to the military vessel.