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Crimes of Malta 05

#CrimesOfMalta: A boat in distress is intercepted by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard in the Maltese Search and Rescue Zone – illegally. Rightfully, Malta would be responsible for the rescue. 28 August 2020: Our Moonbird spots a completely overloaded wooden boat in the Maltese Search and Rescue Zone. Close by, she also sights a ship…

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This criminalization kills!

Ships are detained, our airplane Moonbird grounded, and our activists are being intimidated. Together with the humanitarian NGOs Doctors Without Borders, Sea-Eye, Mare Liberum, Mediterranea, SMH (Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario), ProActiva Open Arms, Alarm Phone and RESQSHIP we condemn the ongoing criminalization of our work. We stand in solidarity with people on the move. Together we…

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Airborne Monthly Factsheet August 2020

This factsheet outlines a summary of the distress cases witnessed in August 2020 by Sea-Watch’s Airborne crew with Moonbird. In August 2020 we flew 18 missions, with a total flight time of 81 hours and 43 minutes. We spotted around 704 persons in distress. Download Full Report Overview of the distress cases, empty boats…

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Crimes of Malta 04

#CrimesOfMalta: A Maltese aircraft guides the so-called Libyan Coast Guard to a distress case. Later a pull-back to Libya is reported. Was the illegal return coordinated by Malta? It would not be the first time…     14 July 2020: Our Moonbird crew overhears an aircraft repeatedly contacting the patrol boat “Ras Jadar” of the…

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