AP PHOTOS: Migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

Migrants and refugees from different African nationalities wait for assistance aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, as aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms rescue vessel approaches them in the Mediterranean Sea, international waters, at 80 miles off the Libyan coast, Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. Various African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats have been rescued. In recent days, the Libyans had already thwarted eight rescue attempts by the Open Arms, a Spanish NGO vessel, harassing and threatening its crew in international waters.