Live from the Sea-Watch 2: Burning boats

At 6 am the sixth crew of the Sea-Watch 2 spotted the first boat. The speedboat was not even in the water, as there were already four boats for our crews to deal with.

After the first two boats were supplied (each about 120 people including pregnant women and children) with life jackets, our crew reported four more boats.

Together with Proactiva Open Arms, Sea-Watch rescued people from six boats today and passed 3-4 of them to four European warships in this area. They ignited the boats after rescuing, this resulted in huge black clouds of smoke around our boat in the central Mediterranean.

Pregnant women and children are now being supported on board Sea-Watch 2.

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