Migrant rescue boat pulls out of the Mediterranean over Libyan Navy interception of vessels

A humanitarian organisation that has saved the lives of 40,000 migrants in the Mediterranean has suspended its operations, citing security concerns and “increasing instability” off the coast of Libya.

The Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which was founded by a pair of philanthropists, said it wanted nothing to do with Libya’s interception of migrant boats leaving its coast.

It will instead redeploy its flagship, the Phoenix, to South-east Asia to help Rohingya refugees who are fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

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  • General P. Malaise

    “………A humanitarian organisation that has saved the lives of 40,000 migrants in the Mediterranean has suspended its operations…………”

    should it not read, a human smuggling organisation that has transported/smuggled 400000 invaders, mostly fighting age young men who have no required work skills or can even speak the language of the countries they will enter.

    • Alain

      Bang on! For them the Mafia would be a humanitarian organisation.

  • sk6actual

    “fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh”
    Now THAT is desperation

    • Bataviawillem

      No Shit.

    • H

      It’s always the damn muslims who need helping, apparently.

    • Alain

      Yup, returning to their home country is called “fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh”.

    • Slickfoot

      Taking invading muzzlims back where they belong.

  • Bataviawillem

    “The Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which was founded by a pair of philanthropists,”
    Philanthropists? Really? They will pay all the welfare for those 40,000?
    Or is that privilege reserved for the European taxpayer.
    They are not philanthropists, they are destructors.
    For a few million bucks, probably largely from donations collected under false pretences, they saddle up the people of Europe with billions of future payments and what’s worse the loss of their blood and soil.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why not drop them all off in Malta? It’s only fair…..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Don’t let the waves hit you on the way out the Strait of Gibraltar.

  • tom_billesley

    Best of luck with the pirates
    http://www.marsecreview.com/2017/01/bay-of-bengal-pirates-halt-fishing/
    Armed robbery, kidnap and piracy common problems in Bay of Bengal.