Boat Carrying 91 Migrants Goes Missing in the Mediterranean Sea

Libyan Coast Guard Sent Two Rescue Vessels to Search for Missing Boat

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A boat carrying at least ninety-one migrants has been reported missing off the shore of Libya on Thursday.

The authorities said the inflatable dinghy had departed from al-Qarbouli, just east of the capital, Tripoli, and was headed to Europe.

The incident comes amid criticism of a lack of European Union rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.

Member countries have agreed to reduce anti-migrant smuggler operations and instead concentrate on upholding a widely flouted UN arms embargo.

Those on board the ship are believed to hail from Niger, Sudan and Mali.

The Libyan coast guard dispatched two search and rescue boats.