The Armed Forces of Malta have rescued 216 migrants caught in distress with the Maltese Search and Rescue area (SAR).
The migrants were rescued in two separate missions.
In a statement, the AFM said that migrants departing from Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria are taking advantage of good weather. Twelve vessels have on the shores of Sicily, Sardinia, and Lampedusa over the past two days.
The migrants were transferred aboard AFM P52 and P21 and disembarked at 8.15am.