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Sunk migrant boat lifted from the sea bed off Egypt

  • Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast last week, in Rosetta, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 . Dozens of bodies were pulled from the hold of the Mawkib al-Rasoul, or "Procession of the Prophet," the Egyptian fishing boat that sank carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Maggie Michael)

    Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast last week, in Rosetta, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 . Dozens of bodies were pulled from the hold of the Mawkib al-Rasoul, or "Procession of the Prophet," the Egyptian fishing boat that sank carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Maggie Michael)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptians wait on shore as a coast guard boat arrives carrying the bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, in Rosetta, Egypt. Rescue workers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea last week, carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)

    FILE -- In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptians wait on shore as a coast guard boat arrives carrying the bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, in Rosetta, Egypt. Rescue workers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea last week, carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, in Rosetta, Egypt. Rescue workers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea last week, carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)

    FILE -- In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, in Rosetta, Egypt. Rescue workers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea last week, carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Europe-bound boat that sank while carrying hundreds of migrants, killing at least 170 of them, has been lifted from the bottom of the sea.

An Associated Press reporter says a crane vessel lifted the boat Tuesday. It is widely believed that dozens more migrants may have drowned after they were trapped at the bottom of the boat when it capsized.

Dozens of families and friends whose loved ones are still missing waited anxiously at the port in the coastal town of Rosetta, wanting to take their bodies for burial.

Around 160 people survived Wednesday's sinking. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the tragedy was "unnecessary," and on Monday called on Egyptians to join his government to tighten control of Egypt's porous borders.