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Tanker carries 221 shipwreck survivors to safety in Italy

  • A local Zwara resident views the body of a victim, laying in the surf at centre, as more than 100 bodies are pulled from the sea near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Friday June 3, 2016, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean.  Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT

    A local Zwara resident views the body of a victim, laying in the surf at centre, as more than 100 bodies are pulled from the sea near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Friday June 3, 2016, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean. Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • The lifeless bodies of migrants are scattered along the beach near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Thursday June 2, 2016, as rescue workers begin to retrieve some of the more than 100 bodies pulled from the sea, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean.  Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says, Friday June 3, that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT

    The lifeless bodies of migrants are scattered along the beach near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Thursday June 2, 2016, as rescue workers begin to retrieve some of the more than 100 bodies pulled from the sea, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean. Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says, Friday June 3, that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • The lifeless body of a migrant lays on the beach near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Thursday June 2, 2016, as rescue workers begin to retrieve some of the more than 100 bodies pulled from the sea, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean.  Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says, Friday June 3, that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT

    The lifeless body of a migrant lays on the beach near the western city of Zwara, Libya, Thursday June 2, 2016, as rescue workers begin to retrieve some of the more than 100 bodies pulled from the sea, after a smuggling boat carrying mainly African migrants sank into the Mediterranean. Libya's navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim says, Friday June 3, that the bodies of more than 100 migrants have been retrieved, but the death toll is likely to be higher. (APTV via AP) TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Norwegian tanker carrying 221 migrants who survived a shipwreck Friday is expected to arrive shortly at the Italian port of Augusta on the island of Sicily.

The Greek coast guard says Saturday the unnamed ship is also carrying the body of a migrant who drowned in Friday's shipwreck of a smuggling boat that sank in the southern Mediterranean Sea.

The other 97 survivors of the shipwreck and the bodies of 9 other victims are being taken back to Egypt by Egyptian ships.

According to information from survivors, about 350 people boarded the smuggling boat that sank off Egypt. Egyptian authorities are still searching for those missing.

The human trafficking route from North Africa to southern Europe has claimed the lives of over 1,000 migrants in the last two weeks.