The Tunisian navy has announced the rescue of no less than 115 illegal immigrants, including Tunisians, and people of other nationalities, without any further details, off the coast of Sfax, in the south of this North African country.
Successful rescue operation in Tunisia where the military navy announced the rescue of at least 115 illegal immigrants. Among those rescued are Tunisians and people of different nationalities. The Tunisian authorities did not specify the nationality of the rescued people, during this intervention off Sfax, in the south of the country.
The statement issued Saturday evening by the Tunisian Ministry of Defence said that the intervention was carried out through a joint operation of the army with the National Maritime Guard, adding that the migrants, aged between 6 and 37 years, had managed to launch a distress call, following damage to their boat, 54 km northeast of Sfax.
The migrants’ boat set off at sea on the night of 28-29 May from the coast of Sidi Mansour, in Sfax, with the aim of returning to Europe, but encountered difficulties before they made a distress call. The migrants returned to dry land from the port of Sidi Youssef, to be handed over to the National Guard.