Boat with 199 migrants rescued off Sicilian coast
Passengers mostly Syrian, authorities say12 September, 12:54
The boat that was drifting at high sea was spotted by a Greek aircraft crew who alerted the Italian Coast Guard.
The passengers on the overloaded boat were transferred to Coast Guard and police ships before being taken to shore.
Two of the passengers were transported to a local hospital for medical checks and the others, 64 of whom are children, are said to be in good condition.
Police have detained 15 crew members who were on board and confiscated the unflagged ship.