sea rescue

A rescue operation in the Mediterranean on Sunday, December 4, carried by the crews of the ships Humanity 1 and Louise Michel in international waters off the Libyan coast | Photo: Nicole Thyssen/SOS Humanity Via AP
Coffins of children are pictured among coffins of victims in a hangar of Lampedusa airport on October 5, 2013, after a boat with migrants sank killing more than a hundred people 
 | Photo: ANSA /LANNINO
From file: some of the 90 asylum seekers landed in Berlin | Photo: Michael Sohn/AP Photo/picture-alliance
The French authorities rescued 61 migrants from the sea on Tuesday, November 29  | Photo: Johan Ben Azzouz / picture alliance / dpa / MAXPPP
Three stowaway migrants are seen on the rudder blade of petrol vessel Althini II after traveling from Nigeria and before being rescued by Spanish coast guard at sea near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria port, in the Canary Islands, Spain November 28, 2022 | Photo: Salvamento Maritimo/Handout via REUTERS
From file: Migrants look out of a fishing boat docked at the port of Palaiochora in southeastern Crete, Greece, after its arrival, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 | Photo: Stefanos Rapanis/Eurokinissi via AP
 People leaving flowers on the coffins before the funeral of the 26 young migrant women who died at sea, at the Monumental Cemetery of Salerno, Italy, 17 November 2017 | Photo: ANSA / CIRO FUSCO
Italy and France's recent spat over rescuing migrants at sea has raised the issue of migration management across the EU | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/AA/picture alliance
483 migrants were reportedly on board this old rusty boat that ran into trouble south of Crete | Photo: in-time news/AP/picture-alliance

From file: Members of the Turkish Coast Guard take migrants, who were allegedly pushed back from the Greece side, on a boat during a patrol to search and rescue for migrants offshore the Ayvalik district in Balikesir, Turkey | Photo: EPA/Erdem Sahin
Greek Immigration and Asylum Policies Minister Notis Mitarachi | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
From file: Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/anadolu