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#CrimesOfMalta: The Armed Forces Malta provisionally fix the engine of a boat in distress in order to induce the people to continue their passage to Lampedusa and shuffle off the obligation to provide assistance to Italy.     11 to 12 August 2020: On August 11, Moonbird spots a wooden boat drifting in the Maltese…

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Crimes of Malta 02

#CrimesOfMalta: The Maltese Rescue Coordination Centre refuses its duty to coordinate rescues of people in distress at sea in its own search and rescue zone, deliberately accepting the risk of endangering human life.     13 to 14 February 2020: 34 people on board a wooden boat in distress call Watch the Med – Alarm…

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Arbitrary blockade of the Sea-Watch 4: The criminalization of civil sea rescue operations reaches a new peak

Following a Port State Control carried out by the Italian authorities on Saturday, the “Sea-Watch 4 powered by United4Rescue” is under an administrative blockade. Sea-Watch, United4Rescue and Doctors Without Borders strongly condemn the blockade of yet another civil rescue vessel and demand an immediate end of the criminalization of civil sea rescue operations. “The flimsy…

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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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