Italian Navy rescues 730 migrants off unseaworthy boats
124 women and 29 minors, from North Africa with no life jackets02 April, 12:30
Among them were 124 women and 29 minors.
Navy helicopters first saw the migrant boats while on patrol, and a decision was made to rescue the people on board because they did not have life jackets and the vessels were deemed unseaworthy, Navy sources said.
A Navy ship is taking the migrants to the Sicilian coast town of Porto Empedocle, where they are expected to arrive sometime today.