Record breaking rescues in the Mediterranean Sea as huge number of migrants are picked up by rescue ships between Italy and Libya. This is unlikely to end as long as we keep ‘rescuing’ and taking them to European ports.. They should instead be picked up are returned to where they came from – Libya.
The present policy of ‘rescue’ by the MOAS ‘charity’ patrol ship is well known to the migrants and people traffickers and just encourages more and more migrants to take the REDUCED risk. MOAS Vessels should be barred from entering all European ports in order to offload their ‘human cargos’
On Sunday evening in Italy, the Italian Coast Guard estimated the number of those rescued since Friday was approaching 7,000, though that number will surely grow as a steady stream of rubber dinghies and rickety wooden fishing vessels were still being spotted off the coast of Libya.
*MOAS – MIGRANT OFFSHORE AID STATION