The migrants are being brought to the Sicilian port of Augusta, where they are expected to arrive Monday, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
A total of 572 migrants have been rescued by the Italian navy since Friday when a bout of bad weather came to an end, the navy said. The migrants were coming from Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Congo, Burkina Faso and Sudan.
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