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Despite illegal ban, a delegation gets aboard Sea-Watch 3

Today at 9:25am a delegation consisting of three members of Italian Parliament (Nicola
Fratoianni, Riccardo Magi, and Stefania Prestigiacomo), the Mayor of Siracusa Francesco Italia, medical doctors and lawyers, the spokesperson of Sea Watch Italia Giorgia Linardi, and Alessandra Sciurba of Mediterranea Saving Humans, has reached on a rubber boat Sea-Watch 3, which is anchored off the port of Siracusa, and has boarded the ship. continua

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The italian ports are open. Immediate disembarkment for the 47 shipwrecked on board of Sea-Watch 3

Press release from MEDITERRANEA Saving Humans

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THE ITALIAN PORTS ARE OPEN – THANKS TO SYRACUSE AND ITS MAYOR – IMMEDIATE DISEMBARKMENT FOR THE 47 SHIPWRECKED ON BOARD OF SEA-WATCH 3 continua

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Immediately a safe harbour for Sea-Watch 3. Mediterranea ready to intervene

Urgent press release from MEDITERRANEA Saving Humans


For several hours now, the ship Sea Watch 3 is close to the coast of Eastern Sicily, forced to shelter there from bad weather and sea conditions which will worsen markedly in the coming hours.

On board, now for five days, are 47 people, including at least eight unaccompanied minors, who Sea Watch has saved from a shipwreck, thereby preventing them from being captured by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard and returned to the detention camps of that country, exposed to abuse and violence, rape and torture of all kinds. continua

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United4Med requests immediate solution for spanish fishing vessel. Serious case aboard.

UNITED4MED REQUESTS IMMEDIATE SOLUTION FOR SPANISH FISHING VESSEL. THE SITUATION ABOARD IS VERY CRITICAL. EVACUATION IS REQUIRED FOR A SERIOUS CASE: “SPAIN, MALTA AND ITALY HAVE TO FIND AN AGREEMENT”

The condition of the people on board the fishing vessel Nostra Madre di Loreto is critical. The ships of Mediterranea and Open Arms, alongside the vessel (?) for several hours now, are asking Malta for an urgent evacuation of a survivor, that is in a state of unconsciousness at the moment. continua

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Urgent Call on the EU and European Governments to allow the fishing vessel “Nuestra Madre de Loreto” to disembark in a safe harbour in the EU

URGENT CALL ON THE EU AND EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS TO ALLOW THE FISHING VESSEL “NUESTRA MADRE LORETO” TO DISEMBARK IN A SAFE HARBOUR IN THE EU

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Humanitarian fleet #United4Med strongly asks Europe to open its ports to people rescued by the fishing boat Nuestra Madre de Loreto and condemns Spanish negotiations with Libya.

Since the 23rd of November 12 people are stranded out at sea after they had been rescued out of maritime distress onto the Spanish fishing boat Nuestra Madre de Loreto. Open Arms, Sea Watch and Mediterranea condemn European Union country’s negotiations with Libya to return those people, as this would be a violation of international law and a further step towards neglecting human rights and dignity at sea.

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Mediterranea’s layoff in Zarzis – the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights welcomes the Mare Jonio ship.

Yesterday evening Mare Jonio arrived to Zarzis where it will be shortly joined by by Open Arms and Sea-Watch. We were warmly welcomed in Zarzis’ port by fishermen and by the network of local civil society. While we wait for better weather conditions to go back to sea, we have decided to layoff here, on the other side of a Mediterranean sea, that we would like to consider as place of freedom, justice and solidarity: our new Mediterranean. continua

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from La Repubblica: “Mare Jonio’s alarm call leads to the rescue of 120 migrants during the night.”

from La Repubblica, by Marco Mensurati


(Onboard Mare Jonio) – The alarm ceased in the middle of the night, right when the weather conditions were worsening. A tugboat navigating across the oil rigs in front of Zuwara, tracked down the sinking dinghy carrying 120 people including women and children and allegedly rescued the people onboard. To this date it is not confirmed whether there have been any victims as it was initially said by the person sending out the SOS from onboard the dinghy. continua

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#WeWantToKnow

Yesterday a dinghy carrying 120 people sent out a rescue call while in Libyan waters. The call was initially received by Alarm Phone, which was informed that the vessel was sinking and some people had already drowned. Eventually, following the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre’s (MRCC) instructions to only refer to the Libyans authorities, who, however, were not responding, with no SOS being dispatched, we learnt that a tugboat had carried out the rescue operations and was now waiting for a patrol boat from Libya, which was now coordinating the rescue. continua

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🔴 BREAKING NEWS 🔴 120 People at risk of drowning

23/11 H 22:15

120 people at risk of drowning in this moment.

#MareJonio informed MRCC Rome as well as JRCC Tripoli, no answer from the latter.

The rubberboat is embarking water, some people are reported as already drowned.

We are 9 hours away.

WE CALL FOR IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION