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Rescue boat with 22 migrant bodies aboard heading to Sicily

  • Sub-saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, 24 miles north of Sabratha, near Lybia, inside the so called Search and Rescue zone SAR, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    Sub-saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, 24 miles north of Sabratha, near Lybia, inside the so called Search and Rescue zone SAR, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday July 19, 2016 photo, refugees and migrants from Eritrea, Mali, Bangladesh and other countries wait on board a dinghy to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    In this Tuesday July 19, 2016 photo, refugees and migrants from Eritrea, Mali, Bangladesh and other countries wait on board a dinghy to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this early Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo, sub-Saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Mediterranean Sea, 38 kilometers (24 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya, inside the so called Search and Rescue zone SAR. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    In this early Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo, sub-Saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Mediterranean Sea, 38 kilometers (24 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya, inside the so called Search and Rescue zone SAR. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)  (The Associated Press)

The humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders says a rescue vessel is bringing the bodies of 22 migrants to Sicily after they perished aboard a smugglers' boat.

The bodies of 21 women and one man were found Wednesday in a pool of fuel at the bottom of the boat. The same rescue effort saved 209 people who were aboard two rubber dinghies. The organization said Thursday that the survivors and bodies will arrive in Trapani, likely on Friday.

The survivors are among 567 migrants saved on Wednesday in five separate rescue operations coordinated by the Italian coast guard.

Vessels from NGOs, several nations' military fleets and passing cargo ships rescue migrants from unseaworthy boats launched from Libya's shores. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been rescued in the past few years.