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CIVIL FLEET: OVER A YEAR OF OPERATION TIME LOST!

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SOS Humanity In conjunction with the new law which it passed in January 2023, the far-right Italian government has been systematically assigning distant ports for disembarkation to rescue ships for over a year, in order to actively hinder their work.…

FEBRUARY 2024

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1 February Humanity 1 spots an overcrowded wooden boat with 64 people. Survivors are brought on board and the distant port of Marina di Carrara, 1.200 kilometers away, is assigned. The NGO vessel notified relevant authorities of distress case, including…

JANUARY 2024

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3 January Open Arms rescues two boats adrift with 6 and 52 people on board, one of which first contacted the AlarmPhone for assistance. After disembarkation in Salerno two days later, a 17 and 20-year-old are arrested, accused of having…

DECEMBER 2023

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1 December In the afternoon, the Geo Barrents rescues 44 people from 2 fiberglass boats in distress. Among the survivors there are 4 children less than 3 years old, 4 women and several unaccompanied minors. 3 December Administrative detention for…

NOVEMBER 2023

3 November Ocean Viking assists a boat in distress in the Ionian Sea. During the night, 75 men, women & children are rescued from a sailing boat that departed from Izmir, Turkey. The MSF team rescues 29 men and one…