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.
170 Menschen sind in diesen Tagen im Mittelmeer ertrunken. Und die nächste Katastrophe ist schon absehbar, denn in Libyen geht niemand ans Telefon | NZZ
In diesen Tagen sind vor der libyschen Küste 170 Migranten ertrunken. Ein weiteres Boot mit über 100 Passagieren befand sich am Sonntag in schwerer Seenot. Die libysche Küstenwache reagiert nicht. Bei zwei Schiffsunglücken im Mittelmeer sind in den letzten Tagen 170 Migranten ums Leben gekommen.
Two-hundred refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. On Saturday, two dinghies sank while trying to make the journey across the Mediterranean, leaving 117 dead. Last year, around 2,297 migrants died or went missing in the Mediterranean while 116,959 people reached Europe by sea.