The 58 migrants which had been rescued by the 'Aquarius 2' off the Libyan coast on Sep 24, arrived at the port of Valletta on Sep 30, after almost a week of waiting in front off the island. The castaways, almost all of Libyan origin, disembarked a little later after having been transferred from the 'Aquarius 2', which remained in international waters, to a vessel of the Libyan Coastguard. Among them were 17 women and 18 minors. After they have passed the necessary sanitary and legal controls, they will be transferred to several European countries, under an agreement reached on Sep 25. Spain and Germany will welcome 15 people each, France 18, and Portugal 10. The 'Aquarius 2' preferred to remain in international waters to avoid getting into an illegal situation when entering Maltese waters, with the risk of being seized.