June 13, 2024

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The intervention of the Greek Coast Guard in question

The intervention of the Greek Coast Guard in question

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France 3
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e. Lagarde, L. Feuerstein, B. Goldman – France 3

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After the sinking of a migrant boat from Greece between the night of Tuesday June 13 and Wednesday June 14, the official count was 78 more dead on Thursday. The first testimonies cast doubt on the involvement of the Greek Coast Guard.

According to official reports, 78 people died when a migrant boat from Greece sank between the night of Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. The ship, an old fishing boat, was overload. Some testimonies indicate more than 700 people on board. The ship arrived in Italy 6 days ago from Libya. Towards 1h40On Wednesday, its engine broke down. The Greek coast guard was on close watch. After 20 minutes they saw the boat capsize.

A drag fueled by survivors

What happened between the breakup and the sinking? The first evidence is alarming.Survivors tell us that the boat, towed by the Hellenic Coast Guard, capsized during the maneuver. They tell us that it was not pulled towards the Greek coast, but rather outside the Greek Sea Rescue Zone“, reports Vincent CochedelUNHCR from the Western and Central Mediterranean. A drag that has not yet been mentioned by the Greek authorities. According to European border police who boarded the boat, the migrants never called for help before running into the sea.