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Danish ship rescues refugees in Mediterranean

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Danish ship rescues refugees in Mediterranean
A Torm ship (not the one pictured) came to the rescue of refugees over the weekend. Photo: Tim Green/Flickr
09:41 CEST+02:00
Responding to a call from the Italian coast guard, a Torm ship helped around 300 refugees to safety.
A Danish ship came to the assistance of Italian and Maltese authorities in saving roughly 300 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. 
 
The shipping company Torm announced in a press release on Saturday that one of its ships, Torm Lotte, was contacted by the Italian coast guard for help in rescuing a boat filled with refugees that had run into trouble at sea.
 
The Danish ship reached the refugees’ boat after four hours and took the roughly 300 passengers on board. 
 
The refugees were then sailed to Malta and handed over to local authorities. 
 
The Italian island of Lampedusa has long struggled to deal with the influx of refugees arriving by sea.  
 
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