WITH FULL FORCE AGAINST DEATH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Rescuing people in distress at sea is not only a commandment of humanitarianism. It is a duty which is incorporated in international maritime law. People are being discouraged from fleeing by all available means – even if they end up drowning. We will not allow that.„That ships are being detained is political arbitrariness. That due to this more people are dying is unacceptable. That is why I am heading out again.“Claus-Peter Reisch, Kapitän der Lifeline
The EU does not want any witnesses for the drama in the Mediterranean. The EU wants to prevent that we see how people die there.