Updated 8.35pm

A Maltese patrol boat has rescued a group of some 95 migrants that was drifting in Malta's search and rescue zone.  

The group was landed in Malta at about 8pm.

Early on Sunday morning, Alarm Phone said that group were floating in the Maltese Search and Rescue zone and their overcrowded vessel was taking in water. 

Maltese and Italian authorities were informed of the situation over the weekend. 

People on the boat could be heard saying "we are really dying!” and "we are drowning. What are they waiting for? That we die?", Alarm Phone said on Sunday. 

Alarm Phone has repeatedly highlighted a lack of communication by Maltese sea rescue authorities, saying most of its calls and emails go unanswered and accusing the AFM of "hanging up the phone" on them. 

The AFM has not commented on this latest rescue and an army spokesperson told Times of Malta on Saturday that they had no information about the group.

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