Up to 70 dead in the Mediterranean, others try to swim to safety – Sea-Watch 3 on the way to rescue mission, after court lifts blockade

On Saturday, the Sea-Watch 3 has set sails again for search and rescue after more than a month of unlawful blockade by its own flag state, the Netherlands. It is once again the only civilian rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Last Friday alone, about 70 people fell victim to the EU’s deadly migration…