Italy rescues 2,000 asylum seekers in Med

Coast Guard coordinates multiple ops off Libya

(ANSA) - Rome, April 12 - Italy's Coast Guard on Tuesday coordinated the rescue of some 2,000 asylum seekers off vessels in distress in 16 different operations off the coasts of Libya.
    The multiple rescues involved Coast Guard, Navy and finance police vessels, a Maltese ship, a merchant marine ship, and tug Siem Pilot, which Norway contributed to the EU's Frontex border patrol.
   

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