A ‘ghost boat’ carrying a group of some twenty Tunisian migrants arrived on a Sicilian beach.
The environmental group Mare Amico say the boats arrive several times a week carrying migrants who immediately disappear into the vegetation around the beach once the boat is beached.
Local residents believe a “mother ship” brings the migrants close to the shore and then the “ghost boats” are used to transport the migrants to shore. The boat is then abandoned on the beach.
The Italian government has promised a fresh approach to migration following the hardline clampdown on rescue ships introduced by former interior minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the far-right League.