PHOTOS: Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy

Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy (2)

The container ship Alexander Maersk picked up 113 migrants from a boat off southern Italy early on Friday, Maersk Line said on Saturday.

The ship had received a request from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to change its course late on Thursday and picked up the migrants at around 04.30 Friday morning local time, a spokesman of the company said.

The ship is now south of Sicily awaiting further instructions from the authorities. The people on board are relatively well, taking into consideration their situation, the spokesman said.

Below are some photos of the migrants rescue: 

Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy (1)

Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy (3)

Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy (4)



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