07/18/2014 17:26 GMT
ROME, July 18, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.
The navy on Friday said it had rescued 574 from one boat, and the coastguard said it intercepted 251 on another.
A boat laden with 352 migrants -- mainly from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria -- also arrived on the island of Lampedusa, managing to avoid detection.
A second smaller boat came later with 94 migrants on board.