Over 1,800 migrants rescued from six boats adrift off Libya

Migrants carry a raft after being rescued by the Libyan coastguard, at a naval base near the capital Tripoli on October 5, 2015Over 1,800 migrants were rescued Monday from six vessels found adrift in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, Italy’s coast guard said. A total of 1,830 people were brought ashore in six different operations to save passengers in four stricken boats and two rubber dinghies, the coast guard said. Three Italian vessels and one ship each from Britain and Ireland, which are taking part in the EU Navfor Med mission, were involved in the rescue effort.

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