A total of 41 people have been rescued and at least another twelve have lost their lives in a new shipwreck in Mediterranean waters, 20 miles off the Libyan coast, according to the German NGO Sea Watch, responsible for the rescue, on Tuesday. through your Twitter account.
According to this NGO, the ship “Trenton” of the United States Navy has located a rubber boat and has alerted by radio the humanitarian ship of that organization that has gone to the area. The organization has indicated that the rescue was carried out by the US Navy, “which is asking Rome to assign a port” to the NGO to transfer aid migrants.
The German NGO has pointed out that “this is what happens when there are not enough rescue personnel”. “We need more rescue ships here!” They said. At the moment it is unknown how many people were in the sunken vessel.
The Sea Watch is the only rescue boat currently sailing in this area of the Mediterranean, after the “Aquarius”, managed by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranée, has received instructions to head to Valencia (Spain) with 629 people on board after being rejected by the authorities of Italy and Malta.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 30,300 migrants arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean since early 2018 and more than 700 have died in its waters. International organizations such as UNHCR and specialized NGOs have repeatedly called for the establishment of safe access routes and legal means to prevent these people from risking their lives at sea to set foot on European soil.
Source: El Diario