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Crew members of Sea-Watch approach a migrant boat during a rescue operation on February 28, 2021 | Photo: picture alliance/dpa/Sea-Watch | Selene Magnolia
Snapshot of a video produced by the New York Times about the fatal attempt of migrants to cross the Mediterranean in November 2017. A Libyan coast guard vessel is seen in the top left corner | Credit: New York Times/Sea-Watch
From file: Italian merchant ship "Asso Trenta" lands in Pozzallo, Italy, after rescuing about 200 migrants in the waters off Libya in November 2019 | Photo: ANSA/Francesco Ruta
The Aita Mari rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya on Friday | Photo: Maydayterraneo
Crew members on board the Ocean Viking test rescued migrants for Coronavirus, February 8, 2021 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/SOS Mediterranee | Hippolyte
The crew of Ocean Viking made the rescue of the 121 people in the early hours of Thursday, February 4 | Source: Hippolyte / SOS MEDITERRANEE Twitter @SOSMedIntl
Ocean Viking crew rescue migrants at sea | Photo: Fabian Mondl / SOS Mediteranee
From file: A Salvamento Marítimo crew during a rescue operation | Photo: Salvamento Marítimo
The Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille for the central MEditerranean | Photo: ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA
From file: Just some of the more than 9,500 migrants who made it across the Channel to the UK in 2020. (Picture from December 7 2020) | Photo: Gareth Fuller / empics / picture-alliance
Migrants from Eritrea, Egypt, Syria and Sudan are assisted by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, after fleeing Libya on board a wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea on January 2, 2021 | Joan Mateu/AP Photo
Ocean Viking rescued 67 people off Lampedusa in June / Credit: SOS Mediterranée