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(BRUSSELS2) THEUSS Gravely (DDG 107), intervened to rescue migrants in distress in the Mediterranean, at the request of Greece and Italy, indicates the headquarters of the 6th American Fleet (Europe and Africa), based in Naples. The vessel was just 75 miles from the stricken fishing boat when the request for assistance was made. He arrived in the area at around 20 p.m. Monday (28) and sent a team on board an inflatable boat to assess the buoyancy of this 28-meter fishing boat and determine if there are any specific needs. The boat was seaworthy. But the destroyer remained nearby overnight as a precaution until an Italian ship arrived. It was the Nave Dattilo (CP 903) which took over in the morning, taking care of around 120 men, women and children. These refugees would come from Eritrea and Syria, via Libya.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).