Vicki Squire

People rescued at sea disembark from the Sea-Watch in early June 2018 at the Italian port of Reggio Calabria. Marco Costantino/EPA

Search and Rescue Cooperation Founders in the Mediterranean

By Vicki Squire 2018-07-04 19:49:28

Malta’s detention of the Sea-Watch 3 vessel on July 2 represents an increasingly aggressive crackdown on NGO search and rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean. While many groups halted their activities over the past year, Sea-Watch continued in its efforts to search for and rescue people on the move across the Mediterranean Sea. A few days before the ship was detained, I visited the Sea-Watch 3 vessel in Malta as part of my research on Mediterranean border deaths. A newly...

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