New landing in Crotone, another 27 migrants land on the coast


By John

Second landing in less than 24 hours at the port of Crotone. After the 53 people rescued off the Calabrian coast yesterday evening, they were rescued today by the Crotone Coast Guard another 27 migrants. They too were on a sailing vessel which had already been reported on Saturday night and was intercepted in the early hours of the morning a few miles from Isola Capo Rizzuto. On board the vessel there were mostly families from Iran (7 men, 3 women and seven accompanied minors), 6 people from Iran and 4 from Afghanistan. All were transferred to the Coast Guard fast unit which took them to port. They left about a week ago from the Turkish coast. Thanks also to the good weather and sea conditions, the landings from the Turkish coasts and directed towards Calabria are intensifying and new arrivals are expected in the next few hours. At the port of Crotone, the migrants greeted the docking at the port with applause. The landing operations, which lasted just under an hour under a scorching sun, were coordinated by the Prefecture of Crotone and managed by the Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters. The 27 people who disembarked were examined by the doctors of Suem 118. The Italian Red Cross arranged for the transfer to the reception center of Isola Capo Rizzuto. The 53 migrants who landed in Crotone yesterday evening were also on board a sailboat that left Turkey about 5 days ago and was intercepted by the Crotone Coast Guard unit. Most of the people rescued are men from Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, only two women and three accompanied minors.