According to the non-governmental organization SOSMediterranée, more than one hundred immigrants and refugees were killed after the shipwreck they sailed off the coast of Libya. The ship “Ocean Viking” has housed at least twelve bodies in Libya. No survivors were found in the area where the shipwreck occurred.
As the NGO detailed in a statement, the “Pirates of the Sea” went to the sinking site on Thursday. After several hours of searching after receiving multiple calls for help.
“After hours of searching, our most worried thing has come true. The crew of the “Viking” had to witness the devastating consequences of the wreck of the rubber boat northeast of Tripoli. He was warned that he was in danger and there were about 130 people on board On Wednesday morning,” Luisa Albera, the search and rescue coordinator of “Pirates of the Seas” explained.
Albera has designated that in the past 48 hours, the civilian emergency telephone “alarm call” has notified the rescue ship of the total “Three ships in distress in international waters outside Libya”, At least “ten hours” from the location of the rescuer.
He exclaimed: “In the absence of effective national coordination, the three merchant ships and the Marine Viking have cooperated to organize a search under extremely difficult sea conditions.” Finally, No survivors have been found, Although we can see at least ten bodies near the sunken ship,” he added.
“We are frustrated. We think of lost lives and families that may never be sure of what happened to their loved ones. “Alberta sighed. Another crew member, Alessandro, was also hit hard: “I admit that there is no problem. I spent a few hours vomiting in the bathroom.”
For its part, International Organization for Migration (IOM) He pointed out through official Twitter information that, citing the statement of the SOSMediterranée organization, hundreds of crew members of the ship may have been killed in the shipwreck. IOM requested: “The latest tragedy makes us sad and once again calls on the states to move search and rescue ships to the Mediterranean.”
Libyan Navy spokesman Masoud Ibrahim confirmed on Friday that several distressed ships have appeared in the area in recent hours. Therefore, according to DPA News Agency, it has confirmed that it has rescued another ship carrying 106 people, “including two dead.”
The severe weather prevailing in the area will postpone the rescue of the ship ultimately designated as the “Ocean Viking”. The spokesperson explained: “We are asking Italian and Maltese rescue agencies to help find the ship.” He has encrypted the bodies of three victims found at sea.
He added: “We are waiting for the waters to calm down and send another search and rescue patrol.” At least A week ago, a migrant ship wrecked off the coast of Tunisia, killing 41 people.According to United Nations data, so far this year, 360 people have been killed in the Central Mediterranean.