Lampedusa – Italy. Lampedusa – October 21, 2023
This morning, the crisis hotline Alarm Phone was informed about a boat in distress at sea. Around 300 people were on an overcrowded fishing trawler between Tunisia and Lampedusa. In adverse weather conditions and up to 28 knots of wind (50 km/h), RESQSHIP’s sailing ship Nadir was the only available asset of the civil fleet and set off for the given position. Together with the reconnaissance aircraft Seabird of the NGO Sea-Watch, the Nadir found the heavily overcrowded fishing boat around 4 pm. The boat originally had departed from Libya. Since then, the Nadir has been accompanying the boat towards Lampedusa. (Lampedusa – 2023-10-23, Friedhold Ulonska/ROPI) p.s. la foto e’ utilizzabile nel rispetto del contesto in cui e’ stata scattata, e senza intento diffamatorio del decoro delle persone rappresentate