sea rescue

Migrants rescued by Spanish Salvamento Maritimo arriving at Melilla, Spain | Photo: EPA/F.G.GUERRERO
The Channel between the UK and France is the busiest shipping lane in the world. An increasing number of mostly Iranians are attempting to cross the channel in the hope of seeking asylum in the UK. | Photo: Picture Alliance / maxppp
The Aquarius rescue ship in 2016 | Photo: picture-alliance/abaca/C. Mahoudeau
An empty rubber boat reportedly used by migrants to cross the Mediterranean Sea before being intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard | Photo: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
From archive: African migrants near Lampedusa, Italy in February 2014 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Italian Navy Press Office
Migrants rescued at sea in Motril, Andalucia, Spain. They were rescued at sea as they were trying to reach Spanish coasts.Credit: EPA/MIGUEL PAQUET
The English Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping channels | Photo: Picture-alliance/maxppp
The Aquarius at sea on June 12, 2018 | Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP
Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando during a press conference on October 16 organized by the Mediterranea project on the ship "Mare Jonio". The vessel docked in Palermo after a mission in which it had sailed from Augusta on October 3 to monitor the Strait of Sicily, which is used as a passage by migrant boats. ANSA/IGOR PETYX
Rescued migrants on board a Sea-Eye boat (picture-alliance/dep/sea-eye.org)
From file: Migrants being rescued by the private rescue organization SOS Mediterranee | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/K.Karpov/SOS Mediterranee
Kyriakos Papadopoulos. CREDIT: PBS