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213 migrants saved by the Godetia

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(credit: Belgian army)

(B2) The Belgian ship Godetia saved, Tuesday, June 9, 213 additional migrants in the Mediterranean, indicates a press release from the Belgian army. Among them, 45 women and 87 children, the youngest of whom was barely 40 days old. The rescue operation lasted about an hour. The Godetia then handed over the migrants' boat to the Italians for further inspection. And the ship headed to an Italian port to transfer the migrants to the Italian authorities. THE Godetia was sent to the Mediterranean as part of Operation Triton to rescue refugees and reinforce the efforts of the Italian and Maltese navy off the Libyan coast. (NGV)

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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).