Authorities ignoring our pleas, says crew of Banksy-funded rescue ship

Crew of Louise Michel, who rescued 89 migrants on Thursday, say European authorities ignoring themA rescue boat financed by the British street artist Banksy is close to declaring a “state of emergency” after the crew helped 130 migrants and are now safeguarding over 200 people off Libya’s coast, while the European authorities ignore their request for help.The vessel, named Louise Michel after a French feminist anarchist, set off in secrecy on 18 August from the Spanish seaport of Burriana, near Valencia, and is now in the central Mediterranean, where, on Thursday, it rescued 89 people including 14 women and four children.
Source: the guardian

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