Ocean Viking has picked up over 220 migrants from the Mediterranean

Ocean Viking (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)

The Norwegian-owned rescue vessel Ocean Viking has picked up 223 people from fragile vessels in the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours.

On Saturday night, AMS announced that the ship had picked up 72 people from a small and unstable wooden boat off the coast of Libya.

Night to Saturday, 59 people were picked up from another small, crowded boat in the same waters.

And on Friday, the organization tweeted that 92 people, including several pregnant women and several children, were taken aboard Ocean Vikng. Many of them were cold, sea sick and extremely weak, and many were covered in fuel.

– There are now 223 people safely on board, Doctors Without Borders writes on Twitter.

Ocean Viking is used by the aid organization SOS Méditerranée and MSF.

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