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January 26, 2020 The ship 'Ocean Viking' of the French NGO Sos Mediterranee rescued 72 migrants last night who were sailing on an unstable and overcrowded boat in the Maltese SAR area. After this operation, a total of 223 people on board are waiting for a safe harbor to disembark.

Alarm Phone specified on Twitter that 112 actually drifted migrants rescued on two boats in Malta's waters: "Both boats that were in the Sar area of ​​Malta were rescued. Ocean Viking rescued 72 people and the armed forces of Malta 40 people this morning. We are relieved that they managed to escape from Libya and that they survived in the open sea, "writes the organization.