sea rescue

Migrant wait to be assisted by crew members of Open Arms in waters off Lampedusa on Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Photo: AP Photo/Santi Palacios/Picture-alliance
The new Italian Coast Guard General Commander, Admiral Nicola Carlone | Photo: ANSA
Frim file: A coast guard officer waves at a boat carrying rescue migrants to Crete Island, Greece, in November 2014 | Photo: Rapanis Stefanos/EPA/picture-alliance
From file: Migrants on board an overcrowded rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea in February 2021 | Photo: picture alliance/dpa/AP | Bruno Thevenin
The NGO Sea-Eye ship Alan Kurdi, pictured off the Sardinian coast | Photo: Ettore Loi/ANSA
A boy prays before taking a swim near the border of Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on May 18, 2021 | Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP Photo
From file: A migrant boat rescued by Sea-Eye's Alan Kurdi | Photo: Joris Grahl / Sea-Eye
Protestors against Italy's cooperation with Libya in Rome | Photo:Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse/ZUMA Press/picture-alliance
Three migrants had died by the time the Maltese armed forces reached the boat. 81 were rescued alive | Source: Screenshot from Sea-Watch International
A group of people thought to be migrants are brought into Dover, Kent, by the RNLI following a small boat incident in the Channel, picture taken on Wednesday September 2, 2020 | Photo: IMAGO
The vessel Geo Barents of Doctors Without borders, in a photo released by the press office of MSF on May 13, 2021 | Photo: ANSA/ UFFICIO STAMPA MSF
The Ocean Viking has rescued 30,000 people in the past five years | Photo: SOS Méditerranée / Flavio Gasperini