On the heels of the news that the UK Border Force had entered French waters to pick up illegal migrants and bring them to Britain comes this: the German migrant taxi NGO Sea-Eye 4 disembarked “415 migrants in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.” In response, the Italian coast guard detained the Sea-Eye 4. Such activity isn’t new, but it is largely being encouraged because the perpetrators are getting away with it.
Last year, Sea-Eye “fundraised for the vessel and mission with the support of several groups, including the Roman Catholic church in Germany, which the NGO singled out for praise.”
A few grumbles aren’t enough to end the practice of illegal migration and put the people smugglers out of business, especially when support for violating the borders of sovereign countries is coming from the Catholic Church, as well as from the Protestant Church in Germany. The latter helped purchase the migrant vessel in the first place. And in the case of the UK, the offenders are the UK Border Force.
The detainment of Sea-Eye 4 means nothing if the vessel merely gets a slap on the wrist and is released to continue its illegal activity.
Italians are growing impatient with illegal economic Muslim migrants. As a result, “populist” leader Matteo Salvini’s coalition has seen a surge in the polls, while the Left founders.
National security, the rule of law and the economy are at the bottom of the pile among the priorities of globalists.
“Migrants: Italian coast guards block German NGO relief ship,” translated from “Migrants : les gardes-côtes italiens bloquent un navire de secours d’une ONG allemande,” FranceInfo, June 5, 2021:
This was the first mission of Sea-Eye 4. The Italian coast guard on Friday blocked a migrant relief vessel belonging to the German NGO Sea-Eye in the port of Palermo, Sicily, for non-respect for safety rules, they announced on Saturday, June 5.
“An inspection revealed various irregularities of a technical nature likely to endanger not only the safety of the crew members, but also that of the persons who were or who could be in the future recovered on board during rescue operations,” the coast guard said in a statement.
Among other things, “the inspection confirmed that the ship’s life-saving equipment is sufficient for a maximum number of 27 people (…) which means that in an emergency, the crew would not be able” to guarantee the evacuation of all the people on board, they added, specifying that the ship was the subject of an “administrative immobilization until the rectification of the noted irregularities.”
Some 15,000 arrivals since January
The hospital ship of the German organization was moored at the port of Palermo after disembarking 415 migrants in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo and observed a period of quarantine imposed by the health authorities. In a statement to AFP on Saturday, the German NGO denounced the decision of the Italian authorities. “As for other civilian rescue ships, the same technical reasons are now invoked to end the missions of the ‘Sea-Eye 4,’” she lamented.
Italy is one of the main entry points into Europe for migrants from North Africa, mainly from Tunisia and Libya, from where departures are up sharply compared to previous years. In total, 15,000 people have arrived on the Italian coast since January, almost three times more than at the same time in 2020, according to the Interior Ministry.