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18 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean by Passenger Ferry

By ,   September 3, 2019 ,   Accidents

The French passenger ferry company Corsica-Sardinia announced on Monday, September 2, that it had rescued 18 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Antoine Villanova, the company's Director-General Pierre, revealed on Twitter that the ferry had rescued the "18 shipwrecked (migrants) off the Balearic Islands."

He added that Corsica Linea had fulfilled its shipowner's duty via respecting international conventions, and the Spanish state had done the same when it had welcomed those shipwrecked. "Congratulations to the ship's sailors for their actions," he added.

The Corsica ferryboat had left Algiers Algeria on Sunday, September 1, and was en-route to Marseille France with ~2,000 passengers.

Port of Alcudia (Majorca Island, Spain)

According to Pascale Albertini, a spokesperson for the company, the migrants had been in good health and were dropped off in Alcudia Spain (Majorca Island).