Migrants rescued, others insist on right of passage
Three women and a baby who were on a migrants' boat, have been brought to Malta on a patrol boat for medical care.
The migrants were on a boat which was intercepted by the patrol boat this morning.
Two of the women and the baby - a three-week-old boy- have been taken to hospital.
The remaining migrants, about 40, refused help and insisted on their right of passage to Sicily.
The migrants said they were from Somalia, Pakistan and Kashmir.