The arrivals of migrants on the Italian coasts are recovering.

Shortly after midnight today, 151 May, 28 people disembarked and rescued off the coast of Calabria by the Portuguese National Guard patrol boat Bojador, operating under the Frontex surveillance system.

The migrants were on board a fishing boat. The boat was intercepted by a Coast Guard patrol boat from which they were transferred to the military vessel.

Thirty-four unaccompanied minors present on the small boat, coming from Pakistan and Egypt.

Their health conditions, evaluated by the medical staff of the Asp of Crotone, were good after the journey started from the Turkish coasts and lasted about 5 days.

The landing operations were coordinated by the Prefecture of Crotone and carried out by the staff of the Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters and the Scientific Police. The Italian Red Cross has provided for their transfer to the reception center of Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto.

Tonight is the third landing in ten days in Crotone. On 18 and 19 May, in fact, 138 migrants arrived at the port and, subsequently, another 87 on board a sailing ship escorted by the Coast Guard.

Push-back to Libya of 500 people, the alert of Emergency and Alarm Phone

In recent days, however, the traces of about 500 migrants who, on board a boat, had sent SOS for help have been officially lost.

They are all believed to have been detained following a push-back operation in Libya.

Two humanitarian organizations, the international NGO Alarm Phone and the Italian NGO Emergency, confirmed the disappearance of the boat in the central Mediterranean with about asylum seekers, including a newborn and pregnant women. The Alarm Phone confirmed that it had lost contact with the vessel since Wednesday 24 May morning.

The boat was in trouble without a working engine on the high seas about 320 km north of the Libyan port of Benghazi and more than 400 km from Malta and Sicily. On Thursday, the Italian NGO Emergency said its ship Life Support and the Ocean Viking had searched for 24 hours but found no trace of the hull.

On another occasion, German NGO SOS Humanity said 27 migrants were rescued at sea by an oil tanker and illegally returned to Libya.

The tanker "P long Beach" allegedly involved in this case is owned by the Greek company Performance Shipping.

Under international humanitarian law, asylum seekers cannot be forcibly returned to countries where they risk harsh treatment and refugee abuses have been widely documented in Libya. So far this year, more than 47,000 refugees have arrived by sea in Italy, compared to about 18,000 in the same period of 2022.

In Livorno the arrival of Humanity 1 scheduled for May 30

The Prefecture of Livorno says it is working to prepare the arrival at the port of the ship Humanity 1 with 88 migrants on board.

The Tuscan city is therefore preparing to host an NGO ship for the fourth time: the first two times were in December last year, while the third docked in Livorno on May 3rd.

On Humanity 1 that will arrive on May 30, there are migrants who have been rescued off the Libyan coast. As for previous reception operations, docking in the port of Livorno will take place at quay 56, while both health checks and identification operations will be carried out inside the maritime station.