A team of divers with coast guards in Lampedusa harbour
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Lampedusa wreck: EU seeks Mediterranean migrant sea patrols

8 October 2013 Last updated at 22:51 BST

The European Commission has called for the EU to launch Mediterranean-wide search and rescue patrols to intercept migrant boats.

The move by Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem was prompted by the deaths of at least 274 migrants whose boat sank off Italy's Lampedusa island.

Matthew Price reports.