Italian ships rescue 2, 600 immigrants off Sicily

(AGI) Palermo, July 7 - More than 2,600 immigrants were rescuedover the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, as part of Italy's"Mare Nostrum" operation. Navy corvette the Fenice picked up447 refugees, then another 161, including six children, beforeheading to the port of Trapani in Sicily. Coastal patrol boatCP 906 is also heading to the port with 122 people, while thetanker Etna has picked up 200. . .

(AGI) Palermo, July 7 - More than 2,600 immigrants were rescuedover the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, as part of Italy's"Mare Nostrum" operation. Navy corvette the Fenice picked up447 refugees, then another 161, including six children, beforeheading to the port of Trapani in Sicily. Coastal patrol boatCP 906 is also heading to the port with 122 people, while thetanker Etna has picked up 200. . .