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Returning from a sea of shame, Ocean Viking to disembark 236 survivors in Sicily

The Ocean Viking, the ship chartered by European maritime and humanitarian organisation SOS MEDITERRANEE, is sailing towards Augusta, Sicily, after receiving the instruction from Italian maritime authorities to disembark 236 people rescued from two rubber dinghies in distress on.

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Ocean Viking witnesses aftermath of deadly shipwreck off Libya

“Today, after hours of search, our worst fear has come true. The crew of the Ocean Viking had to witness the devastating aftermath of the shipwreck of a rubber boat north east of Tripoli.

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“The 422 survivors currently on Ocean Viking urgently need to disembark in a Place of Safety.”

“This week, people tried fleeing Libya across the central Mediterranean in numbers unseen for months amid weather conditions favourable to departures.

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