Anti-migrant ship ignores help from rescue activists

Anti-migrant ship ignores help from rescue activistsAnti-immigration activists whose boat was reported in trouble said Friday they had got their engines going again, after a migrant rescue ship said it had been dispatched to help. The C-Star, which has vowed to expose what it describes as “collaboration” between privately-funded rescue ships and people traffickers, said earlier on Twitter it had “developed a minor technical problem during the night”, leaving it adrift but not in distress. Germany’s Sea-Eye, one of nine NGOs involved in migrant search and rescue (SAR) operations and a target of the C-Star’s campaign, said it had been “asked by the MRCC (command centre in Rome) to assist the ship”.


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