When does a rescue mission turn into a ferry service? KATIE HOPKINS reveals how the well-meaning groups trying to stop migrants from drowning may be risking the very lives they are trying to save
KATIE HOPKINS on migrant ferry rescues
Something very strange is happening in the Mediterranean this spring, as the migration season gets into gear and we brace ourselves for another summer of migrants being plucked from sinking rust-buckets or being washed up dead on Italian and Greek shores, writes KATIE HOPKINS (top left). All is not as it seems. Right under the noses of the Italian authorities and the EU border agency, Frontex, a charitable 'ferry service' has been launched, with shiny new boats and sympathetic staff allegedly colluding with the people smugglers controlling the migrant trade (main picture, Nigerian asylum seeker Yakubu Yahya, 17, was onboard of the Golfo Azurro after being rescued earlier this month). The Italian Parliament is aware of this apparent collusion. At a hearing in March its President Laura Ravetto raised a question about the 'excessive collaboration' between NGOs and migrant smugglers. On October 12 last year, at 21:15, 113 migrants were 'rescued' 8.5 nautical miles off the coast of Libya by four NGO ships who took them 275 nautical miles to Italy (top right).
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