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Migrants: the ship financed by Bansky detained in Lampedusa


This is the Louise Michel. Shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, 19 dead. The Coast Guard rescued five people (ANSA)

The Louise Michel ship of the NGO of the same name, financed by the artist Banksy, is detained in the port of Lampedusa for violations of the new decree.

The activists themselves report this, explaining that no official explanation has been given by the authorities who - says the NGO -

"prevent us from leaving the port and providing rescue at sea"


Before arriving in Lampedusa yesterday the ship had rescued some small boats in the Mediterranean on which several migrants were traveling and the rescues had also been carried out by patrol boats of the Captaincy and Finance Police.

Arrivals from the Tunisian coasts continue unabated in Lampedusa.

The latest in chronological order is a 7-metre small boat, with 43 people on board (19 women and 2 minors) originating from the

Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea, rescued, in the Italian SAR area, by the CP327 patrol boat of the Coast Guard .

The group, which reportedly set sail from Sfax in Tunisia at 9pm on Friday,

disembarked at 7am this morning on the Favarolo pier.

Yesterday in Lampedusa a total of 37 landings were recorded with a total of 1,387 people.

The day before there had been 43

arrivals with 1,778 immigrants.

At the hotspot in the Imbriacola district, at dawn today - despite the massive and repeated transfers made yesterday by the Prefecture of Agrigento - there were 2,494 guests, 

At least 19 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have died

off Tunisia when the boat they were on sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Italy, an official of the Tunisian NGO Forum told Reuters. social and economic rights.

The press agency, which reports the news on its website, does not specify when the tragedy occurred.

The Tunisian coastguard rescued 5 people from the boat off the coast of Mahdia, added the NGO official, stating that the migrants had left from the beaches of Sfax.

91st victim of the shipwreck in Cutro recovered 

Exactly one month after the shipwreck, the sea returned another body.

This is the 91st victim of the tragedy that took place on February 26 at Steccato di Cutro.

This morning the men of the harbor master's office and the fire brigade recovered the body in an advanced state of decomposition of a man of the apparent age of 30 years.

As arranged by the prefecture of Crotone, the searches will not stop.

According to the data collected among the survivors, 10 people who were on board the caique are missing.

Two shipwrecks in the Maltese Sar area

The two shipwrecks that occurred yesterday in the Maltese Sar area are eight dead and 97 survivors.

During the night, the bodies of four people, three men and a woman, were landed in the port of Lampedusa from the Coast Guard patrol boat CP324.

Together with the bodies, 49 other survivors, originally from Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, were also brought down on the Favarolo pier.

A few hours earlier, another 4 bodies (3 men and a woman) and two survivors had been landed, both from the Ivory Coast, while the Tunisian fishing boat Montacer had transferred 46 people (19 women and 9 minors) rescued after the the 7-metre punt on which they were traveling capsized.

Source: ansa

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