Life On Board a Migrant Rescue Ship


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In this episode, Chris Dooley is joined by Irish Times journalist Sally Hayden, who spent the Christmas break on board The Alan Kurdi, a migrant rescue ship which patrols an area close to the Libyan coast. It’s a 70 year old former fishing vessel run by the German charity Sea-Eye, which now tackles daring rescue missions along the world’s deadliest migration route. This year alone, at least 1,256 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross to Europe. Sally spoke to Chris about her experience with the crew and how just two days out at sea, she witnessed her first rescue, which pulled 32 Libyans, including 10 children to safety.

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