"5 rescues in 24 hours; crew of Sea-Watch 3 witnesses tragedy in central Mediterranean, several missing.
Yesterday, the crew of the SeaWatch 3 received a mayday call for a boat in distress. Over 50 people were already in the water, it said. When our speedboats arrived, the situation was chaotic and out of control. The dinghy had sunk, and dozens of people struggled to survive in the water. A ship of the so-called Libyan Coast Guard was also on site.

The survivors onboard our ship tell us that they have seen relatives drown. Our crew also had to witness how for some of the people, any rescue came too late.​​​​​​​"
SeaWatch press release, 04/10/2022

17 people drowned according to eyewitness reports.


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