Nearly 1,000 Libyan Migrants Heading for Europe Are Rescued from the Mediterranean in Just 24 Hours

Hannah Roberts, Daily Mail, March 5, 2015

Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued in a 24 hour period as their boats floundered crossing the Mediterranean on their way to Europe.

At least ten people perished when their vessel carrying around 130 people capsized in freezing waters off the Libyan coast.

The Italian coast guard had rushed to the scene after being alerted by a tugboat working for Libyan offshore oil rigs and were able to save around 121 people.

In the first two months of this year, 7,882 migrants arrived in Italy by boat, a figure that has surged by 43 per cent on last year’s record numbers, according to figures from Italy’s interior ministry.

In the 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday Italy’s Coast Guard rescued a total of 941 migrants in seven rescue operations in the Sicilian Channel, it said.

Two rubber dinghies and five boats carrying Syrians Palestinians, Tunisians, Libyans as well as sub Saharan Africans were rescued in waters about 50 miles north of Libya.

Among the rescued were more than 30 children and one pregnant woman, who was taken to hospital for urgent medical attention.

The swelling numbers demonstrate the increasing desperation of those attempting to flee the growing chaos and bloodshed in Libya.

At the end of the year the Italian government closed their comprehensive search and rescue operation Mare Nostrum, which cost nine million euros a month, saying it was too much responsibility for Italy alone.

It was replaced by the scaled-down Triton mission, a border control operation which patrols only the area 30 miles around the European coast.

Last month around 300 Sub Saharan Africans were thought to have drowned trying to cross the sea when their boats overturned in 20 foot waves.

Mauro Casinghini, Head of Rescue for the Order of Malta in Italy, said that Frontex was ‘no substitute’ for Mare Nostrum.

He said that he expects thousands more people to die this year. The summer season for travel no longer exists he said.

‘If sea is calm they go. If sea is rough they don’t go. The problem is, if the bat capsizes and the water is cold, they die quicker. ‘

Those rescued were taken to Sicily on Tuesday. More than 183 were expected to arrive at Pozzallo on Wednesday with an oil tanker while another 319 was approaching Porto Empedocle. The coastguard ship Dattilo was bringing 439 migrants to Augusta along with the corpses of the 10 drowned migrants.

MP Maurizio Gasparri of Berlusconi’s centre right Forza Italia said: ‘Hundreds of migrants ready to disembark and a new tragedy in the Sicilian Channel. An ongoing disaster which this incompetent government cannot tackle. It continues to tolerate the cynical action of criminals in so doing feeding the rapidly growing phenomenon of trafficking. Terrorists ready to strike our country may be among them.’

MP Matteo Salvini leader of the anti-immigration Northern League said: ‘ Another 10 dead and 900 illegal immigrants landing. In Rome and Brussels there are many with full pockets and blood on their hands. Stop the boats setting off, stop the deaths, stop the invasion.’

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  • james AZ

    ISLAMIC HORSE Former Trojan horse, Come and destroy white Europe ……

  • Alexandra1973

    They should have shipped them back.

    • je suis paganisme

      That, according to the Enlightened, would be like shipping Jesus back!
      You won’t go to Heaven if you do that.

      Open the gates to the ten million black Jesuses!
      or
      Open the gates to the ten million black Jesi!

  • De Doc

    At least the Mediterranean sharks should make out well on this latest episode of mass human migration from Africa.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Human?

    • Whitetrashgang

      We can only hope.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Erectus is on the menu!

  • Terry

    Funny thing this reap what you sow.

    • TheMaskedUnit

      The English nearly exterminated slavery worldwide … of course today white British are universally despised for that atrocity.

      • ElComadreja

        They should have left well enough alone.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          The mistake was not in opposing slavery. It was expecting the negro mind to empathize with the plight of future oppressed. Instead, they could only see slavery as a peculiar affliction only of themselves and a sort of perpetual debt of the same people that bled and sacrificed for their liberty.
          .
          Our forefathers were much better men in every way. They kept separate. But we picked them up so now they are ours.

      • Alden

        It was the English who brought the Black Plague to America. Many fortunes were made. Many more small investors received nice incomes.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          I think you are off by a century or so.

        • Are we using “English” now instead of “Eskimo”? In an attempt to dodge the censorship, or are you just confused?

      • Cobbett

        Ironically there’s more slaves around today than there was at the height of the Transatlantic slave trade.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          200+ million American whites for starters!

  • Tim

    My dad used to make me report on College at the Nursing Home since he had me so old and I started College the same way. We were watching wartime news reels in class and the teacher commented on men in a lifeboat being “rescued.” She got upset when I told the class in front of her they weren`t being rescued, they were being abandoned. And I explained how any ship that stopped in the Mediterranean or Atlantic convoys routes would only generate more survivors. And she got madder and said, “Of course they`re being rescued!! They are right up against the ship!” And I said, “Exactly!! But…Why were they throwing supplies over instead of a rope?!? When I told this to the Old Man he didn`t say anything but his faraway look sure did…

  • Dave West

    These ships may depart from Libya, but from what I’ve seen in the pictures that vast majority don’t look Libyan or Arab.

    • Susannah

      Yes, many are from the heart of Darkest Africa, and many are also that highly prized two-fer – black and Muslim. It’s reassuring to know that the European people are receiving such high quality replacements.

    • ElComadreja

      Hasn’t miscegenation been encouraged in Libya for quite some time?

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      They were mostly cheap labor imported by Moammar. As usual, it was a bad idea.

  • Alex Dihes

    My Talmud

    Russia launched into space manned spacecraft with two of highest IQ Africans on board. They fly some time, then one says to the other, “Machigua, from now on throw into the furnace only curved firewood, we are going to make a turn!”

    • Why, exactly, do you start your completely unrelated joke off with “Russia” and then finish it off with africans and the implication that Russians are somehow only capable of wood fired spacecraft, when, in fact, their space program is leaps and bounds ahead of ours as far as functionality. (And, you know, actually being a space program, as opposed to NASA’s new role of being advocates of islam)

      Replace Russia with africa, or, perhaps, America, and you now have a funny joke. As it sits now, it’s merely insulting spam, like all your other posts. (Although at least it’s able to be deciphered, unlike the others.)

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Perhaps because, (at the moment), only Russia is capable of launching manned or chimped spacecraft.

  • JohnEngelman

    The swelling numbers demonstrate the increasing desperation of those attempting to flee the growing chaos and bloodshed in Libya.

    – Hannah Roberts, Daily Mail, March 5, 2015

    Third world immigrants bring with them the social dysfunction they flee from.

    • SentryattheGate

      DUH, ya think?

  • Speedy Steve

    OK, you can stay, but you gonads will be removed by our expert healthcare system.

  • RacialRay

    In another time, we dragged them out of Africa in chains. Today it would take chains to keep them in.

  • WR_the_realist

    Does Italy ever send those guys back? No doubt no, they are as suicidal as every other western country.

    • Alden

      The EU won’t let them.

      • IstvanIN

        How could the EU stop them?

  • JohnnySmoggins

    If you haven’t already, you should read The Camp of the Saints. Raspail predicted this in 1972.

  • John Smith

    If they can swim the rest of the way, they can stay….

    • Whitetrashgang

      No.

      • John Smith

        How many could swim across the Mediterranean? I bet you’d give asylum to fewer than ten a year that way.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          And think of all those happy sharks!

  • KenelmDigby

    Italy is finished.

    • IstvanIN

      All Europe is.

  • MathMan

    I wonder if the WW2 U -Boats are still around?

  • Yancy Derringer

    “The growing chaos and bloodshed in Libya.” Proud of yourself, 0bama?

    • IstvanIN

      Yes he is, and so is Hilliary.

  • Light from the East

    Nowadays we just laugh at how stupid Trojan people were to let the horse full of Greek soldiers in. But almost no one can reflect how idiotic current Western countries are to let 3rd-world barbarians, parasites, and invaders in.

  • ElComadreja

    Thousands dead would be a good start.

  • SentryattheGate

    I find it hard to believe that those 2 countries slave trade outnumbered the Arabs!

  • SentryattheGate

    Let them go to their own kind; other black, Muslim or whatever cultures and countries. They owe it to each other to help their “family”—not us! The West already has donated trillions in money, food and medical aide over the years! It’s past the point where we owe it to ourselves first!

  • SentryattheGate

    Some of it is our fault, but the Middle East and it’s culture are warring tribes anyway. Too bad the West enriched them with all that oil money!

    • Its entirely our fault for listening to that scum and taking Saddam out of power. ANYONE who has actual familiarity with the islamic people knows that you absolutely NEED a brutal dictator willing to do ANYTHING to keep his grip on power. Was he a “bad” man? Sure, I suppise you could say that, but he was also a necessary man, and a fairly intelligent one. The current out of control turmoil in the middle east is entirely our fault.

      Yes, they’ve been killing each other throughout history, but their chaos was kept contained, when we removed Saddam, we set them and their filthy religion loose.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      From what I can tell, we no longer even need Arabian oil.

      • JohnEngelman

        The United States benefits when Arab countries are ruled by incompetent, unpopular, and corrupt dictators, who are nevertheless cunning enough to stay in power.

        The U.S. should not have overthrown Saddam and Gaddafi.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Hey the primary slave traders were Semites. Don’t forget that. When slavery was abolished, the black kings who traded in slaves were very disappointed because they were losing money. Also, slavery saved a lot of captured blacks from being killed. Before slavery, the captured blacks would be rounded up and then have their throats slit and thrown into a pit. This was during the victory celebration or a yearly celebration. Not only captured people, but criminals as well. I am with you on the fact that slavery should never have started because we are all paying for it even though we had nothing to do with it.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Never trust these semites. Especially Benji boy.

  • Cobbett

    The more that die the better. A total waste of space that we can do without.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Sure, but don’t you care about the pollution in the sea?

      • Cobbett

        I live in England. Nowhere near the Med(a little selfish I know)

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Hee hee!

  • Cobbett

    So what?

  • stephengreen

    The EU are about to set up asylum processing centres across the Third World and then farm the successful applicants out to EU states. Considering the hazards to potential claimants on the journey to civilization outweighs that which they try to escape from, once this ‘mountain to Mohammed’ system is in place, the figure in the article will be dwarfed many times over. Even Jean Raspail did not imagine this level of collective insanity.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Nobody is even a close second to dar al islam.

  • SentryattheGate

    Our wise founding fathers warned us to stay away from entangling alliances with other nations!

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Snubbing Netanyahu is one of two actions taken by Obama with which I am in agreement. Working on an agreement with the Persian people of Iran is another, and one with which I am sure my hero Pat Buchanan would agree.

    Now, if he’d pull his head out of his posterior as regards Russia and Ukraine, I MIGHT actually stop HATING him.