In recent days the Sea Watch Organisation has been faced with a number of unexpected logistical hurdles. Long story short, rather than basing itself in Malta as originally planned, the Organisation will now base itself on the island of Lampedusa for the next five months.
Having arrived early on Tuesday morning by ferry the reason for the Sea Watch project was quickly brought home. Standing at the quay waiting to board the ferry for its return journey to Agrigento, Sicily, were approximately 100 recently arrived migrants dressed in identical tracksuits and carrying identical holdalls – from a distance the sight resembled a well-disciplined travelling sportsteam.
Further updates on the progress of the land based team to follow shortly.
(All pictures copyrighted by Daniel Shepherd – Sea Watch)