The Mare Jonio, the only civilian rescue ship flying the Italian flag and managed by the Italian civil society platform Mediterranea Saving Humans APS, has entered the shipyard in Venice “for important maintenance work which, within a few weeks, will allow it to be ready to sail again. ” “In the central Mediterranean Sea, after the massacre of 21 April last, there was news of at least three other shipwrecks, with dozens of victims and missing. Meanwhile, other non-government ships have been subjected to arbitrary administrative stops – reads a note – Faced with the inaction of European states that do not intervene, as they should, with a military search and rescue mission and in the face of the cry of pain of women, men, children fleeing the horrors of Libya, our presence is also necessary “. “We are preparing to return to sea despite the very heavy attack to which we are subjected – says Mediterranea – The inconsistent accusations, addressed to our crew and our owners by the Public Prosecutor of Ragusa, have caused the freezing of the project of a new and bigger one. rescue ship. Therefore we have decided to undertake the work necessary to resume missions with the Ionian Sea. Our goal is to be ready to sail by June “.
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