Rescued migrants aboard the search and rescue vessel, 'The Responder' heading for Italy, celebrate with song and dance while thanking the Red Cross for saving them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: Search and rescue vessel The Responder approached mainland Italy on Thursday (October 27), prompting dozens of the migrants onboard to sing and dance in thanks to the Red Cross for saving them. The ship was carrying migrants from eight countries who had attempted to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. Libya is the main departure point for mostly African migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Smugglers arrange ill-equipped and overcrowded vessels that frequently break down or sink.