Lampedusa Tragedy 2015
Moas migrant offshore aid station rescued 3000 migrants in 2014.
Lampedusa tragedy 2015. For the 518 people packed on board the twinkling lights of the island signified the end of a long and difficult journey. Italian coastguard retrieves 28 survivors so far and about 20 bodies according to the interior ministry after boat sinks 60 miles off libyan coast. The two men were detained by the italian police after a number of the shipwreck survivors spotted and began attacking them. This weeks tragedy off lampedusa where 29 migrants are reported to have died of hypothermia after being rescued from an inflatable boat marks the beginning of a deadly 2015 moas has warned.
About 650 migrants feared drowned as boat capsizes in libyan waters south of lampedusa. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. Italy mourns 300 dead in lampedusa migrant boat tragedy. In the first two months of 2015 alone twice as many.
Pope francis of the roman catholic church tweeted pray to god for the victims of the shipwreck off lampedusa while italian prime minister enrico letta tweeted that it was an immense tragedy. Lampedusas proximity to the coast of north africa means it has been the target for tens of thousands of refugees in recent years. This article is a list of migrant vessel incidents on the mediterranean sea from 2007 2015. The incidents have been referred to as part of the european migrant crisis.
A t 2am on 3 october last year an overcrowded fishing boat drifted less than half a mile off the italian island of lampedusa. The mediterranean sea is the deadliest border crossing in the world.