At least five people died on Wednesday when a boat carrying migrants from Tunisia to Italy capsized in the Mediterranean sea, authorities say.
Some 99 other people were rescued by the coast guard.
It comes after around 6,000 people arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa following Tunisia's revolution. People unable to find employment in their country took advantage of a lapse in security around their country's borders and shoreline.
The European Border agency Frontex has said it will send officers to prevent the arrival of more migrants, but Italian authorities have accused Tunisia of not doing enough.
Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri has taken a ride with the Tunisian Coast Guard to find out what exactly is being done.