"Complete medical evacuation. Two pregnant women... [were] evacuated two hours ago by the Italian Coastguard," the Open Arms founder, Oscar Camps, tweeted.
On Friday night, an Italian Coast Guard boat approached the Open Arms vessel and found two African migrants. The first one, a 32-years woman, nine months pregnant, proved to be suffering from a large abdominal hernia, volunteer medics said after performing an ultrasound.
The baby was also in "traverse lie", or sideways, which would pose a danger, the head of the humanitarian mission, Anabel Montes. She added there are an additional 121 migrants still living on the Spanish ship.
"Every minute that passes the situation gets worse and they urgently need to be landed in a safe harbor," she said.
The African refugee is 22 years old and eight months a long. She presented similar symptoms becuase her baby is also wrongly positioned. According to reports, the woman was escaping a life of "torture and sexual violence" in Libya, a country in which her husband was murdered.
"Ninety migrants saved by NGOs and Salvini speaks of German blackmail. Alan Kurdi with 40 refugees in Lampedusa, Open Arms with 52 rescued from Libya. Interior Minister: "Berlin asks us to accept 30 from the [Italian coastguard vessel] Gregoretti."
The Open Arms rescue ship, which remains in international waters near Lampedusa, expects that authorities in Italy or Malta allow the African shipwrecks to land.
On Saturday morning, it was reported that the Alan Kurdi vessel — which belongs to the Sea-Eye charity and has 40 rescued immigrants — is stranded in international waters off Malta, hoping that this country will allow it to dock.