Malta Boat Sinking ‘Leaves 500 Dead’

BBC News, September 15, 2014

About 500 migrants are feared dead after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, a migration body said.

Two Palestinian survivors told the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) that the boat had been intentionally sunk by traffickers.

They said the boat had left Damietta in Egypt in early September.

The IOM says that more than 2,500 people are now believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year.

News of the sinking near Malta emerged as another vessel carrying 250 people sank off the coast of Libya.

Over 200 people are feared to have drowned in that incident.

‘Violent confrontation’

IOM spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume said that the two survivors from the Malta sinking were rescued on Thursday, the day after their boat sank.

They said traffickers rammed the boat after a “violent confrontation” on board. The IOM said there were nine known survivors in total.

The boat had been carrying Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese, the survivors said.

The passengers, who included women and children, were reportedly told to move to a smaller, less safe boat. When they refused, the traffickers sank the larger vessel, the eyewitnesses said.

The Maltese authorities have not yet commented on the incident.

The UN says more than 130,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea this year, compared with 80,000 last year. Italy has received more than 118,000 migrants, the UN said.

Many attempt to cross from North Africa and the Middle East in unsafe and overcrowded vessels.

The UN’s Andrej Mahecic told the BBC that more than half of those arriving by boat were refugees from Syria and Eritrea.

Topics: ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • DaveMed

    If only a similar fate would meet the rest of the Last Chance Armada.

    • Everyone of them can die and I would’nt give 2 $%#&*.

      • APaige

        Except for the poor boat.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Yes, a boat has done more for the world than all these people ever have or could. God bless the boat.

          • bilderbuster

            She was a good ship sacrificing herself to the deep for the rest of us.
            That honorable ship did more for Europe by sinking herself and her toxic cargo than any worthless torpedo the entire Italian Navy has!

      • Periapsis

        I sure as hell don’t, and these invaders’ boats should be ripped apart by hails of 20mm, 30mm or even 57mm shells then the burning wrecks left to sink.

    • saxonsun

      My feelings exactly.

  • JackKrak

    Wow, the BBC managed to get through the whole piece without telling what role white privilege or institutional racism played in what happened.

  • Focal Joker

    rockfish party

  • dd121

    They might have been somebody’s illegals but it was still a pretty wicked thing to do.

    • DNA Explains It All

      This is sad. I cannot really whoop it up hearing this either. They need to be stopped before going to sea, this starts by letting them know NO SANCTUARY AWAITS.

      • DNA Explains It All

        100% no exceptions immediate turn around, maybe a flogging too.

      • 1stworlder

        I was there, the really sad part is all the guns lost in the boating accident.

        • OS-Q

          That’s a shameful thing to say! It could have been a nice boat, or at least one nicer than the one the traffickers had.

        • Whirlwinder

          Yes. Boko Haram or ISIS could have used those weapons!

      • Long Live Dixie

        I think it’s past time that whites stop feeling bad for the plight of their invaders. Modern whites are far too civilised. Europe’s ancestors would have seen no sadness in the sinking of an invading boat.

        • John R

          When we fought the Germans and the Japanese we had no qualms about sinking their ships and even bombing their civilians. Why? We felt it necessary to protect our country. Well, these illegal invaders are far more of a threat to Europe’s civilization than Hitler ever was. I don’t give two, you know what’s, about that boat sinking!

        • DNA Explains It All

          I am beginning to think too civilized to keep civilization.

    • Long Live Dixie

      The sinking saved countless European women from rape.

      • John R

        True. Right on the money.

    • Fredrik Nero Negerfeldt

      You would be surprised at how little human life is worth in the third world. You can still buy slaves in Africa and the Middle East.

    • Periapsis

      I have NO sympathy whatsoever for them. Those casualties are 500 fewer invaders and usurpers who will if given the chance take our wealth, freedoms, land and lives in that order if they get the chance. Untold numbers of whites were spared from death, rape or bodily harm at the hands of these unwelcome intruders.

  • Hurry up, get into Europe so you can be oppressed by white supremacy.

  • yawn

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      You will now be prosecuted for a Hate-Yawn.

  • Bantu_Education

    They are NOT refugees – refugees should consist equally of old and young people of both sexes, whilst these are almost all young males despite the self-serving BBC claim that there “were women and children aboard”.

    • B.A_2014

      Women and children. Were they white women and children? OoOo no they were not, then why would I care.


      What about the white refugees fleeing South Africa? Can they come in?

    • bilderbuster

      Young Africans at their prime age for raping and crimeing.

    • And guess who gets in the MSM photos? Always women and children–even if there weren’t any. Same with the hordes crossing the Rio Grande. Wish we had a Mediterranean around here.

  • B.A_2014

    What terrible news. I’m going to cry myself to sleep.

    • Whitetrashgang

      I think I am going to go for a boat ride and laugh.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    How do these refugees know that life is better in Europe and that they will get free handouts? Find the person that is tickling their ear. I bet I know which group it is.


  • Adolf Verloc

    It is wrong to feel pleasure about this, but we are really getting to “Camp of the Saints” territory. Europe has the resources to turn back or sink these vessels before they ever leave harbor, but they prefer to screw around with the Ukraine.

  • I’ve seen the power elites ramping up the coverage of the stories of drownings.

    Having studied their ways for two years now after my long slumber, I speculate that the next step for the globalists will be the creation of an international naval armada to engage in 24/7 rescue operations.

    All of the boats in open waters will be brought to Europe where the “refugees” from something will be processed and turned into EU citizens. That will encourage more of them to come. What will be fun to watch is how the boats will be returned to their owners to be used again and again to carry new boat loads of vermin across the sea.

  • I am having a tough time feeling sorry for these bipedal parasites. Stay home and stop firing rockets at Israel.

    I stayed home and made fishing tackle, and I didn’t drown in the central Mediterranean today.

    • Whitetrashgang

      No, stay at home and fire more rockets at Isrealhell.

    • Andross

      lol. turned into a zionist lately?

      last I read, palestinians that “stay home and make fishing tackles” end up getting their boats sunk by the israeli navy, since israel believes that coastal resources belong exclusively to themselves… is it any surprise they’re lobbing rockets for lack of better options?

  • Bryce Armstrong

    *sighs* If only all traffickers had this much decentsey.

  • Luca

    509 illegal immigrants on one boat and 500 drowned?

    I’m outraged and appalled.

    I”m sure they could have squeezed on another 100.

  • John Smith


  • Paleoconn

    The more this type of thing happens and is broadcast back to these countries, the more it will discourage them from setting sail. Actually, the European navies need to purposely fire on these invading armadas.

    Europe’s bogus union needs to dissolve. Southern Europeans welcome the boat people and are only too happy to send them north where the welfare flows like honey. With distinct national borders this passing of a problem to neighbor states would not be possible.

  • John R

    Well, I normally hate traffickers in anything illegal, but, hey, even the worst people sometimes do some good…

  • Whirlwinder

    This is how Islam overwhelms the existing population in the EU. Turn them all back.

  • jackryanvb

    Read Jean Respail’s Camp of the Saints.

    The West had very few fighters in the last days. But one solid White guy was a Greek shipping owner “Luke Notorus” a desended of Greeks who barely survived the mass slaughter and rape (including rape of Greek boys) by the nasty, swarthy conquorering Muslim Turks when they finally sacked Greek Constantinople.

    Luke Notorus delibereatly rammed third world refugee aslyum ships in the Meditereanean Sea, same as is going on now with the Third World asylum refugee smuggling ships invading Europe from North Africa.

    It takes a tough, Greek/Southern Italian to deliberatley sink refugee ships, but, some White guy has to do this , or our people/civilization die.

  • Leon NJ

    Send all these great pieces of humanity to Ban Ki Moons home country of South Korea. That country is very well off and advanced. They also have a very vanilla culture and people. I think it’s time they be enriched.

    • Diversity is only for White Nations. Asian nations, no matter how wealthy (S.Korea, Japan, Singapore etc) may stay completely Asian.

  • Bartek

    Perhaps we should start a kickstarter to fund more smuggling outfits like this.

  • Roger Noah

    As a Christian, I am appalled by the heartlessness shown on this forum. Why must we distort our own immortal souls because of the wrongs done by others? Yes, most of these were not true refugees who should be sent back humanely with minimal bureaucratic delay but with cognizance of their dignity as human beings. Yes, the EU must be dissolved so that the South Europeans do not just ship these pseudo-refugees northwards.

    Savage racism as shown on this forum is one reason why Euro-nationalists fail to mobilize the European masses who want no part of it. If we were Africans or Middle Easterners, we would be clamoring to get into Europe too. That does not make it right, but that still does not justify our gloating over the deaths of these unfortunates.

    Behave, people! Otherwise you will deserve to remain pariahs to your own kindred. We have a just cause, let us not poison it with evil.

    • jackryanvb

      How about watching the videos of these third world Muslims beheading Western aid workers, western reporters. Understand these were Westerners who were sympathetic to the 3rd world Muslims, even more so than you. Next, read up on the attack and beheading of a White English soldier in broad daylight in England. This is an all out invasion – notice that all the people all these refugee ships are young men. Young men do invasions, rape and pillage and in the case of these Mudslim scum, they also like to do throat cutting and beheading. So, please don’t go soft on us and with 3rd world Muslims….. Don’t lose your head!

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        At least Italy had an agreement with Qadhafi’s Libya to halt these invaders. Qadhafi kept his promise until NATO decided to kill him and destroy his country…

        • jackryanvb

          Agreed. Italy was doing in Libya what Russia does in Syria – work with the locals to promote Russian interests in all things. These idiot American “let’s support democracy in the ME” these idiots will be the death of Western Civilization.

      • Roger Noah

        For the record, I am not sympathetic to Islam. I am pretty tolerant to other religions – except Islam which I view as an evil, albeit successful, death cult.

        I just do not want to become like them and celebrate the death or suffering of others. Mind you, I am a licensed gun owner and I will protect my family, my home or my community with violent force if needed. But, as a Christian, I do not celebrate violence. Nor do I wish to dehumanize any person, whatever their race or ethnicity.

        (Of course, I do not want more third world pseudo-refugees in the West.)

        • jackryanvb

          Ok. But exactly what you doing about the Muslim immigration invasions? Paki Mudslime gang raping poor English girls?

          • Roger Noah

            I live in America – not in England. Pretty little can I do about it from California except warn people I know about Islam.

            Here is what I posted as comment on another AmRen article:

            I share the rage. This is one case where lynch law would be appropriate.

            “If anyone causes one of these little ones … to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6, NIV.

            Shame on the pussified Christian Knights of St. George!

            BTW, I support the death penalty for aggravated rape and for pedophilia. I know that the English are too ‘civilized’ for the death penalty.

          • jackryanvb

            OK, but how about getting off the anonymous internet and showing your physical body on Sept 11th and honoring our 300 Spartans FDNY and naming invading Muslim extremists as the enemy? I did just this last week.

          • corvinus

            There you go. The USA is actually the least muzzie-infected western country per capita, so you go wag your finger about hate and bigotry rather than tell off muzzies. Figures.

    • Periapsis

      I am heartless towards those who really deserve death at my hands and the hands of every other white man who is forced to fight for his people, his family, and his nation.

  • KenelmDigby

    The only certainty is that anyhow, somehow, White Europeans will be blamed for ‘causing’ this sinking and loss of life. There will be a big EU push to establish ‘departure’ stations on the Libyan coast whence the invaders will be transported by EU military aircraft direct to the EU states.

  • Tim

    I think they just got “burned”… It`s like a drug deal where you end up with Sugar. The smugglers still get their money. They don`t have to land the boat AND they aren`t raising the ire of Border Control folks because they`re simply drowning them at sea and not breaching the control area.. I don`t think this is a one-off, it could be a new trend. They`ve taken advantage of everyone else, why not the victims?!?

  • JohnEngelman

    Think of all the people who will not be killed by terrorists, and all the white women who will not be raped as a result.

  • sulbernick

    Good news…

  • De Doc

    What do you call 500 unwelcome and illegal immigrants at the bottom of the Mediterranean? A good start.

  • Periapsis

    Nay, European navies should give them one warning salvo across the bow, and if they do not turn about, blow them out of the water.

  • Periapsis

    That is indeed what these hordes intend to do. The elephant in the room few recognizes is a global population crash is coming. Their ravenous appetite for others resources and the inevitable spread of deadly diseases coupled with their genocidal tendencies will cause a massive die off worldwide, if not extinction for all people. I am convinced this is by design, it’s an open secret the ruling elite really do want to exterminate 80 or 90 percent of the world’s population. They are doing this so they can monopolize all the natural resources globally. There are undoubtedly nations who are not going to allow themselves to be literally eaten and crowded out of house and home, and they will fire first and ask questions later when these water borne invaders appear.

  • Periapsis

    Time for European men to menace these unwelcome invaders.