12 Jan 2009

Marshalls-registered tanker rescues migrants off Malta

4:07 pm on 12 January 2009

A Marshall Islands-registered tanker has rescued 162 migrants in rough seas off Malta.

The Maltese armed forces say the migrants were rescued about 100 kilometres off Malta, after using a satellite telephone to seek assistance from the Maltese rescue services.

The group at sea included 28 women and a child, and they were all in a 10-metre boat.