A team of divers with coast guards in Lampedusa harbour
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EU seeks sea patrols across Med

The European Commission has called for the EU to launch Mediterranean-wide search and rescue patrols to intercept migrant boats.

The European Commission has called for the EU to launch Mediterranean-wide search and rescue patrols to intercept migrant boats.

The move by Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem was prompted by the deaths of at least 274 migrants whose boat sank off Italy's Lampedusa island.

Matthew Price reports.

  • 08 Oct
  • From the section Europe