Young girl rescued during a diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean Sea
MEDITERRANEAN SEA 2018 © Kenny Karpov/SOS MEDITERRANEE
The 629 people currently onboard Aquarius were rescued during the night of Saturday to Sunday, when Aquarius carried out six rescue and transfer operations in the span of nine hours – all under instruction from the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination (IMRCC). The rescue of 2 rubber boats turned critical when one boat broke apart in the darkness, leaving over 40 people in the water.