The rescue ship ‘Louise Michel’, funded by the street artist Banksy, has transferred the nearly 200 migrants it transported to another rescue ship, the ‘Sea-Watch 4’, after it was needed in the last hours of the intervention of the Italian Coast Guard, to drive some of their passengers on deck due to overload.
“We have just transferred all of our guests to the ‘Sea-Watch 4’, which now has 350 people on board,” said the ship’s crew on their Twitter account. The ‘Sea-Watch 4’ already accommodated around 200 migrants from a previous operation.
However, the situation has not yet been resolved as none of the ships have been given permission to disembark in a safe harbor. “We are calling for a safe place to dock. Now,” added Louise Michel, who has confirmed that among the migrants is a deceased who was killed during the first rescue operation.
This Saturday, the ‘Louise Michel’ had released a distress call for his inability to navigate as he was overloaded with more than 200 people rescued in the central Mediterranean in the past few hours, leading to the intervention of the Italian Coast Guard to remove the weight to relieve on deck with the extraction of 49 migrants.