Refugee rescue boat sent to help anti-immigrant stranded ship
Refugee rescue boat sent to help anti-immigrant stranded ship
Defend Europe claims its C Star ship will disrupt 'human trafficking' in the Mediterranean Defend Europe
13 August, 2017, 18:37
A Spanish NGO rescue ship reported that the Libyan coast guard last week fired warning shots at them while the vessel was in global waters.
"Since our vessel the Sea-Eye is closest to the C-Star", the NGO said in a German language statement shared on Facebook, "we were instructed by the maritime rescue coordination centre in Rome, the emergency service for the western Mediterranean, to go to its aid". "It would be irresponsible towards our crews".
Sea Eye said in a statement that it was with "a heavy heart" that it made its decision, after the Libyan government's "explicit threat against the private NGOs".
Nearly 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy over the past four years, the vast majority setting sail from lawless Libya in flimsy vessels operated by people smugglers. Many of them are fleeing war and persecution while others are seeking better economic opportunities. The Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre in Rome deployed a rescue ship to help it in worldwide waters between Tunisia and Libya.
MSF said its medical support team would still assist in rescues aboard the SOS Méditerranée-run boat Aquarius, which is now patrolling in worldwide waters.
A spokesman for Sea-Eye, which has been accused of "colluding" with Libyan people smugglers, confirmed it was headed to the stranded ship.
The Libyan navy confirmed that it had fired two warning shots in the air to scare away a Spanish NGO ship near Tripoli on Monday morning.
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Libya was trying to increase the range of the waters its ships controlled from 12 nautical miles around its coast to 70 nautical miles, the humanitarian organisation said.
The Libyan government "is ready to put in place a search and rescue zone in its waters, work with Europe and invest in its coastguards", Alfano told La Stampa daily on Sunday.
This month, Italy began a naval mission in Libyan waters to train and support its coastguard, despite opposition from factions in eastern Libya that oppose the United Nations -backed government based in Tripoli.
Humanitarian groups say migrants returned to Libya risk inhumane treatment.
According to the Telegraph, the imperiled group of far-right boaters see the Mediterannean routes as part of an "invasion" and despite more than 2400 migrants drownings in the area so far this year, they want to make it as hard as possible for people to voyage between North Africa and Europe's southern shores.
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