An AFM patrol boat based in Gozo has rescued two injured sea turtles.

The first, a Loggerhead sea turtle, was found close to Dwejra.

The turtle was hauled aboard and Nature Trust was notified. As the patrol boat headed back to its berth the AFM Operations Centre was informed that a yacht had had found another injured turtle near Gnejna . The crew handed the turtle to the sailors on the patrol boat, who later handed both turtles to Nature Trust and Mepa officials at Cirkewwa quay.

The same patrol boat, P-32, last week recovered an injured Greater Flamingo close to Bahar ic-Caghaq.