Libyan navy says 63 missing in new Mediterranean shipwreck

Migrants look at the sea from the deck of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms boat on July 2, 2018. A new shipwreck off the Libyan coast has left 63 people missing in the latest disaster to hit migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean. PHOTO | OLMO CALVO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The area has become main point of departure for inflatable boats with migrants headed to Italy.

  • Libyan coastguard returned to Tripoli with another 235 migrants rescued in two other operations in the same area.
  • More than 1,000 people have died in the Mediterranean so far this year, according to International Organization for Migration figures.

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