The frigate Grecale intervened in two different operations recovering a total of 698 migrants, the patrol Bettica carried out five interventions recovering 588 people and Bergamini frigate recovered 473 migrants in three rescues. The Bergamini and Bettica vessels have transhipped migrants recovered during rescue operations on Siem Pilot vessels (Frontex), The Dignity (Doctors Without Borders), patrol boats CP 302 and CP 311 of the Harbour and the Guardia di Finanza patrol boat Barletta. Grecale ship towards the port of Augusta to disembark the migrants. The arrival in the Sicilian port is expected tomorrow morning.
The Grecale ships, Bergamini and Bettica Navy were inserted in the air naval device “Safe Sea” which carries out activities of presence, surveillance and maritime security in the Central Mediterranean and the Strait of Sicily. This is done in order to ensure the protection of national interests by line protection communications, commercial ships and offshore platforms of national interest.
NOT REFUGEES – THEY ARE ILLEGAL