News from the rescue
The German-run private rescue organization “Sea-Eye” is getting help from space to better serve its mission to rescue migrant boats in distress in the Mediterranean. On Friday, Sea-Eye founder Michael Buschheuer announced the launch of a new charity called “Space-Eye,” which is to start reconnaissance and documentation work on the maritime zone off the Libyan coast “in the coming weeks.”
On Nov. 6, 2017, at least 20 people trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned in the Mediterranean, foundering next to a sinking raft. Not far from the raft was a ship belonging to Sea-Watch, a German humanitarian organization. That ship had enough space on it for everyone who had been aboard the raft.