Italian authorities rescue 1,149 migrants in 48 hours

Arriving at Augusta, San Giorgio with 321 rescued migrants

(ANSA) - Rome, April 22 - The Italian Navy, with the help of merchant ship Red Sea, said Tuesday that has brought 1,149 migrants to Sicilian ports since Sunday. Navy ship San Giorgio is transporting 321 migrants, including 62 women and five children, to the port of Augusta after they were rescued late Monday in the Straight of Sicily.
    During on-board identification procedures, two migrant workers were arrested for contempt and resisting a public official.
   

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