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Abandoned migrant ship reaches Italian port

  • A ship carrying 360 migrants has arrived at port Corigliano Calabro in Italy. According to media reports, the crew had abandoned the ship and it was drifting in the Mediterranean. The migrants on board the ship were rescued after one of them raised an alarm using the maritime radio on board.

    The Italian Coast Guard said the migrants belonged to Syria and their condition was reported to be stable.  The ship, which had lost power in rough seas, was sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone.