Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

April 22, 2015 7:50 AM

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The King Jacob, a Portuguese-flagged cargo vessel (shown here on April 15 in Palermo harbor), was the first ship to arrive near the migrant boat carrying more than 800 people that sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend.

Italian prosecutors say the ship carrying hundreds of migrants that sank over the weekend most likely crashed against a cargo ship that had come to its rescue.

Also read: 2,100 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, heading to Italy

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