US News Migrants: The NGO Sea-Eye sends a new rescue vessel in the Mediterranean

20:10  17 april  2021
20:10  17 april  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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the "Sea-Eye 4" must arrive at the end of April in Spain, before leaving quickly on mission in the waters of the Mediterranean.

  Migrants : l'ONG Sea-Eye envoie un nouveau navire de sauvetage en Méditerranée © Supplied by FranceInfo

The German NGO Sea-Eye announced that its new migrant rescue vessel, Sea-Eye 4, had left Rostock's shipyard to head for Spain from where he will leave its activities in the Mediterranean. "People die in the Mediterranean for many years," said in an (German) statement on Saturday, April 17, the President of the NGO, Gorden Isler, for whom the departure of this vessel constitutes "an important signal" Sent by a large alliance of civil society to EU Member States ". The arrival of the ship, which will beat German flag, is scheduled for the end of April in Spain, from where he will leave "as soon as possible" for his first rescue mission.

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consisting of a small hospital, this 53 m long vessel for 11.5 m wide will also have the opportunity to treat people with CIVID-19. He will make his missions with a maximum of 26 crew members. This 1972 vessel was rebuilt for six months by about 250 volunteers grouped into the UNITED4RESCUE initiative, which includes 744 partners including MSF, the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) or the German Radical Left German Die Linke. It has largely been funded by the German Protestant Church.

At least 292 migrants have died since 1 January 2021 in the Mediterranean, and 1,200 in 2020, according to the UN. "Leave people drowning in the Mediterranean to reduce the number of asylum applications in Europe and dissuade others from fleeing is inhuman," said Gorden Isler. The 41 migrant bodies, of which at least one child, who were trying to rally Europe from the Tunisian coasts have been drafted on Thursday and Friday in the Mediterranean after the sinking of their fortune craft off Sidi Mansour, in the South. East of Tunisia. Only three people could be rescued by Tunisian coast guards.

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