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Romanian border police rescue 81 migrants in Mediterranean Sea

A ship of the Romanian border police rescued 81 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the Border Police General Inspectorate informed in a Tuesday’s release to Agerpres.

Coast Guard ship MAI 1104, on a EU border monitoring mission, has carried out two separate rescue missions for migrants in international waters, within the Poseidon Rapid Intervention joint operation of Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union. Border police officers first followed directions of the Local Coordination Centre to find an inflatable boat with 29 people on board. Three hours later, a second boat carrying children, women and men was spotted and found at risk of sinking.

Overall, MAI 1104 took on board 30 children, 22 women and 29 men and carried out specific procedures to provide assistance, first aid and food. The rescued migrants were eventually turned in to Greek authorities in the port of Chios, and the ship resumed its mission for Frontex, the release mentioned.

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