It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking a better life in Europe. The first, filled with Syrians, arrived about 10 p.m. The second, carrying Eritreans, slipped in at 2 a.m.

The third never reached the shore.

At least 114 people died and scores more were missing late Thursday after a crowded fishing boat carrying African migrants from Tripoli caught fire, flipped over and sank, Italian officials said.

In the dark of night, hundreds of men, women and children who didn’t know how to swim were flung into the sea about a half-mile from Lampedusa. Between 450 and 500 people were believed to be on board; health commissioner Antonio Candela said only 159 were rescued.

“We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances,” said Pietro Bartolo, chief of Lampedusa health services.

Bartolo, speaking to Italy’s Radio 24, put the death toll at 94 but said it would certainly rise as search operations continued. Italian coast guard divers later reported seeing another 20 bodies near the ship, which by then was lying on the ocean floor.

It was one of the deadliest accidents in the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing that thousands make every year, seeking a new life in the prosperous European Union. Smugglers charge thousands of dollars a head to take people to Europe aboard overcrowded, barely seaworthy boats that lack life vests or other safety features.


The 20-meter (66-foot) boat left from Tripoli with migrants from Eritrea, Ghana and Somalia, Italian coast guard spokesman Marco Di Milla told The Associated Press.


Usually, smugglers have mobile or satellite phones to call for help when they near the shore or run into trouble. Instead, someone on this boat set fire to a piece of material to attract the attention of passing ships, he said. The blaze spread to the ship itself, and when panicked passengers fled to one side to avoid the fire, the boat capsized.

Women and children apparently fared the worst. Only three of the boat’s estimated 100 women were rescued—and none of the 10 children believed on board were saved, said Simona Moscarelli, a legal expert for the International Organization for Migration in Rome. Two of the dead were pregnant.


Survivors packed Lampedusa’s detention center for migrants along with those from the two boats that landed safely. Over 1,000 people were squeezed into a space built for 250, Moscarelli said. Medical workers scrambled to attend to the injured.

Migrants who arrive in Lampedusa are processed in centers, screened for asylum and often sent back home. Some slip into the general public and make their way to northern Europe, seeking to blend into larger immigrant communities. {snip}


A host of Italian officials on Thursday demanded that the 28-nation EU do more to combat smuggling operations and help border countries like Italy.

“Let us hope that the European Union realizes this isn’t an Italian problem but a European one,” Alfano said as he headed to Lampedusa to oversee the recovery operation.


Hundreds of migrants reach Italy’s shores every day, particularly during the summer when the seas are usually calmer. According to the U.N. refugee agency, 8,400 migrants landed in Italy and Malta in the first six months of this year, almost double the 4,500 who arrived during the first half of 2012. The numbers have spiked in recent weeks, particularly with Syrian arrivals.

Still, they are a far cry from the tens of thousands who flooded to Italy—many through Lampedusa—during the Arab Spring exodus of 2011.


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  • Puggg

    114 African invaders die when the boat they were on capsized.

    If there was a much as one empty seat, it was a waste.

    • Global Minority

      LOL. I couldn’t help but laugh. It’s hard to have remorse. I no. Our people are suffering at their hands and the hands of our evil governments.

  • Spartacus

    I’m glad they’re dead, and if you’re a real White man (or just sane) you are too . Every one of them would’ve meant one more White girl raped or murdered or tortured or traumatized . Good riddance, and may they all burn in hell .

  • benvad

    Rescuing?? They should be torpedoing the ships on sight and bombing Libya for allowing departures from their ports.

  • Global Minority

    Italy is a small country. They are full. Why aren’t these boats turned around when they arrive? Instaed these boats that reach there shores are taken in and the native Itailians suffer the consquences. It’s wrong. These people suffer from diseases that have been eradicated from the Western world and now are re-introduced. They often lead a life of crime and are welfare bombs. They are burdens. I am having a hard time finding remorse here. Help the country keep there people. But we can’t do that either because we are told we are somehow “dominating” them, colonizing them, etc…..What in the world are they gonna do when White people no longer exist? I do beleive the world will end at that point.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Maybe these boats should be intercepted, and obliterated in hails of cannon shells far out to sea.

    • Sick of it

      Southern Italy is controlling the whole show these days.

      • David Ashton

        The tall blonde lady described on UK television as the Mayor of Lampedusa did not look like a stereotypical “wop” to me.

  • David Ashton

    Camp of Saints.

    • Spartacus

      • Romulus

        Hello my friend. Excellent posts the other evening btw. The pics said it all.
        Is there a site where I can view them as well?

        • Spartacus

          Ever heard of Stormfront ?

          • Romulus

            Aaaah,!!!!!! Yes, indeed. It is considered a faaaar right site here. I was both annoyed and quietly elated over the “incident” here the other night. Im bothered that the intelligent men and women who write are being indirectly censored by either outside or internal pressures. True logic and reason are in short supply these days, but I find myself becoming frustrated with non stop talk without faster results. Logic tells me to be patient but the accelerating non stop leftist assault demands counter tactics.

          • Spartacus

            Well… It’s their site, their rules I guess.

          • Romulus

            Yes, that’s true. I hope J. T. a great vacation to eastern Europe. That’s what conjured the image in my mind of a bunch of talking heads lounging with a some stogies and cognac blockading on and on and on. I want more results. From my post history, you can probably gather that im also a man of action. The suspense is heavy in the air. The euro-police state is nearly complete here in the land of the free?

            That troll Kerry signed the UN ARMS TREATY which will inevitably end with Americans disarmed. I don’t care what the pundits say, it’s a lie.

          • Spartacus

            Better start hiding caches of guns and ammo in the mounts/forrests/deserts/etc .

          • Romulus


          • Sick of it

            I was wondering why the post that Erasmus put up and our comments were all removed. No one said anything particularly abnormal…

          • Romulus

            From what I gathered, after the initial analysis of most of the regular posters, the thread accumulated over 350 comments. The mod. Said that everything that could go wrong with the comments , did go wrong. So the comments were evaporated. They then closed the comment section altogether.
            IMO, a few instigators tried to position the usual suspects as casual observers to Americas troubles and were quickly outnumbered by facts and history by many of us. Some provided pics that was in your face proof of who is running what in America. That might have been a catalyst from then on. I had to attend to other things and had left the thread at that point.

      • David Ashton

        Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

        But the horrifying death of backward people exploited by criminals is not funny.

        Next year Romanians (not Gypsies) will be migrating to England to seek work and/or welfare. They are likely to have not “dark skins” but dark hair and dark eyes. If one of their transports met with an accident, and they were drowned or burned alive, it would not be amusing.

        • Spartacus

          I assure you the threat of Romanians and Bulgarians coming to Britain is severely exagerated by your media. I know 5 people who want to work outside the country for some period of time, not one is going to Britain – 3 are going to Italy, 1 to France and one to Luxemburg . They prefer to go to other Latin countries because it’s very easy to learn the language, as well as for the better climate (and much better food…) . Gypsies, both from Romania and elsewhere, will come there because you have very lenient laws.

          The few people who I know that actually went to England swore they’d never go back, because they were shocked by how many dark-skins are there. One of them got attacked by a pack of pakis, and when he went to the police they didn’t do anything .

          Call me paranoid, but your media is trying to distract attention from the third-world mud-flood by barking endlessly about eastern Europeans, and I think you’re falling into their trap .

          • HJ11

            Eastern Eurpopeans should be welcome in all White nations. They are not the problem, It is non-Whites who are the problem.

            We must turn our cannons outward at the non-White world, not inward at our brothers and cousins.

            Once, we have had the luxury of nit picking minor differences among different White populations–because we lived in all-White countries–but those days are gone. Now, we must expand our essential Whiteness in all ways possible.

            Furthermore, we Whites of slightly different types leapfrog each other over the decades. For example, once it was Irish prize fighters who were the best, now it is Whites from Eastern Europe. Maybe, it will next be those from other White nations. This leapfrog principle also applies to science and everything else

  • Truthseeker

    I’m sorry people had to die, but the fact remains that these people shouldn’t have been in Europe.

    • Agreed. All they were on the boat for was for the services they could receive when then hit the EU. Just like the immigrants that come to the USA, white people’s money.

    • Greg Thomas

      I’m indifferent, just don’t care anymore about these third world invaders who hate Whites.

      • Romulus

        I couldn’t care at all. Whenever a giant natural disaster strikes the turd world, I jump for joy knowing that it’s less people the taxpayers have to support. There is life, there is death. That is the way of things better them than us.

    • So CAL Snowman

      “I’m sorry people had to die”

      I’m not. Feeling sorry is what got us into this mess in the first place.

      • Spartacus

        Me neither .

      • Greg Thomas

        I wasn’t always a cold, heartless person. Diversity made me that way.

      • gemjunior

        I really appreciate that reminder. I cannot believe how I almost caught myself feeling sorry that there were deaths, but you really are right, that sort of wishy-washy softheartedness is why we are in this mess. It just cannot be that way anymore, we have to be hard because our existence is at stake.

    • HJ11

      Why are you sorry? Are they your kind?

      • David Ashton

        Animals are not my kind. I do not welcome their suffering or seek to torture, maim and murder them. I certainly don’t find it a huge joke.

        • HJ11

          In the eternal struggle for survival, those of our own species who can breed with us are the biggest danger for our survival as the White kind. I shed no tears when those who are not my kind and who pose a danger to my kind by their very existence die.

        • Bantu_Education

          I also love animals, but surely there comes a point when their numbers have grown to such an extent that they threaten the extinction of their own environment and therefore the most humane solution is that they should be culled – preferably by letting nature do its job, but if that process is too slow then by human intervention.

    • 1stworlder

      When the other option is to have muslim squatmonsters sucking up benefits, I am glad Italy will be a little bit safer. I would like to go back while there is still civilization.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking a better life in Europe. The first, filled with Syrians, arrived about 10 p.m. The second, carrying Eritreans, slipped in at 2 a.m.”

    This is just sad. Italy shouldn’t be letting in any of these boats. No European or white-majority nation should.

    How many crimes will these Syrians and Eritreans commit once they’re on the land? How many rapes, murders, and robberies could have been avoided simply by towing them back out to sea?

    • Luca

      “Migrants who arrive in Lampedusa are processed in centers, screened for asylum and often sent back home.”

      Hopefully this encompasses about 99% of them. They probably allow the boats to dock temporarily in case there are starving or sick kids on board. It’s not the kids’ fault, it’s always the damn parents’ fault.

  • bigone4u

    One ship down, but a vast sea filled with overloaded ships ferrying their illegal cargo to Europe. Until a systemic solution is tried, this sinking is naught but a drop in the ocean. That systemic solution must involve the immediate repatriation back to Africa the first time, followed by the death penalty the second time. No third chances.

  • HJ11

    They were not my kind. They are not my concern. Their deaths just decreases their genetic mass on the planet.

    • 1stworlder

      Darwin needs to step up his act.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Until the white leftist enablers within Europe start the mass deportations, these deaths are on their conscience.

  • Greg Thomas

    A great day for Italy…..

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Not really. Not unless some lesson was learned, which I doubt.

      • Greg Thomas

        Lesson or not, there are 300+ fewer third world Africans to foul the shores of Italy today. Sometimes, you have to be grateful for the small victories.

  • Andy

    Know how to stop this from happening?

    Stop making it profitable to sneak into Europe.

    • Sick of it

      And use gunboats. Lots of gunboats.

  • Romulus

    Good news travels fast. Im sick of the stupid slobbering tone of stories. Call it what it is, illegal invasion. This author needs some bananas thrown at him as well.

    • MekongDelta69

      This author needs some bananas thrown at him as well.

      *Beavis and Butthead voice*
      “He-he-he-he. You said ‘bananas.’ Yah-yah. Ur a rayciss. I need TP for my cornholio. He-he-he-he.”

  • White Mom in WDC

    Massive sterilization needs to take place in Africa. These people breed like fruit flies and then release their spawn into the rest of the world

  • The Final Solution

    This story was the high point of my day. WWGD – what would Germany do?

    • Kronolog

      Have their president kneel and apologize because the nation wasn’t able to save every single “undocumented immigrant”?

  • Brian

    Have they considered mining the harbor?

    • you are so mean!!!

      • Brian

        My immune system is also mean to all the pathogens that try to infect me. Shame on you, phagocytes!

  • jackryanvb

    Camp of the Saints.

    Please read Jean Respaul’s Camp of the Saints…

    Please stop reading, promoting Austrian School Hayak free market nonsense.

  • negrolocaust

    even black people cannot escape from their own black people.

  • IKantunderstand

    O.K. How about this? All the Europeans will leave their homelands and swap countries with the Africans. That’s fair, isn’t it? Europe is extremely successful. So, obviously, anyone immigrating to Europe will also be successful. Europe has magical soil. Europe has magical climate. The entire land mass of Europe is magical. ANYONE could succeed in magical Europe. So, let us swap homelands, Europe for Africa. All Africans will move to Europe. All Europeans will move to Africa. Let’s see what happens. I mean, I have NO idea what will evolve. How could one even begin to predict the outcome of this? We are all the same. Therefore, the fact that Europeans have the civilization that they do, MUST be ascribed to the inherent magical properties of European soil.

    • watling

      Bizarrely, when white European people ran Rhodesia/Zimbabwe it was a successful, affluent country and a net exporter of food. Now that blacks run it, it is a lawless, impoverished craphole where once fertile land is now scrub and many go hungry.

      What’s obviously happened is that, by an amazing coincidence, when blacks took over the magic somehow mysteriously left the soil.

  • Bantu_Education

    “Women and children apparently fared the worst. Only three of the boat’s estimated 100 women were rescued—and none of the 10 children believed on board were saved,”

    I don’t believe this – virtually no women or children usually board these “refugee” boats full of Africans – if they did, they were probably raped and killed before the ship sank. Even if it is true that there were that many, the fact that only 3 survived says heaps about black African men and their total lack of chivalry, their selfishness and their spinelessness.

  • Bantu_Education

    “Any loss of life is a tragedy”? You mean 7,200,000,000 people, most of them low IQ blacks and browns, is not enough? I think any increase in human numbers, especially of the wrong sort, is the real tragedy.

  • Bantu_Education

    How can Europe prevent other Africans from wanting to come? Why doesn’t the EU, using CNN/BBC, etc., really spread the message far and wide that white people are all evil racists who absolutely hate blacks? Oh, sorry silly me – I forgot that has already been done…!!! Then why the F*** do they still come????

    • David Ashton

      Astute opponents in the political class and its powerful media will be able to spread the message that “white people are all evil racists who absolutely hate blacks” simply by quoting the comments on this thread. It is less likely to prevent other Africans from coming than ensuring that other Whites condemn AmRen.

  • David Ashton

    There will be white liberals searching these comments and quoting some of them to show that AmRen supporters welcome the mass-murder of millions of helpless children in less fortunate lands because they look different.

  • The Syrian individuals would have had legitimate refugee status, except that under International Humanitarian Law, the first other country one reaches is one’s safe haven as a refugee. Refugee status is not a travel agency.

    • David Ashton

      The “first country” rule has been ignored by the UK and western European governments. Not compassion but national destruction is the motive here.
      The solution to the refugee problem, however, is not the extermination of women and children, however much the idea appeals to some contributors here.

      • Bantu_Education

        So, what is “the solution to the refugee problem”?

  • gemjunior

    What a terrible pity; think of the loss of life. Who knows what genius, what brilliance died as that ship sank to the bottom of the sea, “seeking a better life”….

  • Joe Mack

    Whew I needed some good news…

  • mikebowen55

    Remember, they still vote even after they are dead.