The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix leaves Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, for the start of its summer search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A smartphone application that allows users to scan the Mediterranean for boats in distress is being tested by a migrant rescue service, which hopes that crowdsourced information will help it save more people.The I SEA App, available on iTunes, divides a satellite image of the sea route migrants are taking into millions of small plots which are, in turn, assigned to registered users.This year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy after crossing the central Mediterranean, many fleeing poverty, repression and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.
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