SOS Mediterranee boat 'Ocean Viking' rescues 572 migrants over three days

People are pulled from overcrowded dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea and helped on board the migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking. The boat is now carrying some 572 people who have been picked up in the Mediterranean Sea over three days, and is urging EU member states to allow the migrants to be brought ashore. The NGO vessel carried out one of its largest rescues in years on Sunday night, involving a boat that set off from Libya with 369 men, women and children and that was at risk of capsizing.

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