speed boats

Thousands hope to make the perilous journey across the English Channel | Photo: Gonzalo Fuetes/Reuters
50 Tunisians rescued off the coast of Lampedusa by the Coast Guard, which had transferred them off of a small boat. Archive photo/ANSA
A boat intercepted by the Italian finance police of Porto Empedocle in waters off the coast of the town of Realmonte, after numerous Tunisians disembarked from the vessel. Photo ANSA/FINANCE POLICE PRESS OFFICE
Italian police wiretapped the suspects as part of the investigation | Credit: ANSA/Italian police