The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), which is the first ever privately-funded migrant aid station, will set off on the first of a number of missions on Wednesday after two days of sea trials.
However, even before the proper mission started, the Phoenix 1 has already carried out its first rescue mission. The boat was heading to an area to pick up supplies when it came upon a small fishing boat drifting in the water. The engine had stopped working and the fisherman, who had his five-year-old son with him, was getting worried. The man’s boat was tied up alongside the MOAS ship until help arrived.
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Courtesy: The Malta Independent.