The Coast Guard defends itself from criticism, in a video showing the rescues of the last 24 hours: 1200 migrants rescued
The Coast Guard defends itself from criticism of its work, declaring that it does not want to be used as a scapegoat for political choices that have prevented them from operating effectively. The Cutro massacre highlighted the imposition of silence, which prevented public opinion from knowing about the operations in progress. However, the video released by the Coast Guard demonstrates that rescue and investigative activities can be carried out simultaneously, without sacrificing human lives. The Coast Guard has rescued 1,200 migrants in distress at sea in the past 24 hours. This was announced by the general command of the Port Authority Corps. Rescue operations coordinated by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Rescue Center are still underway in favor of the two boats intercepted yesterday over 100 miles off the coast of Roccella Ionica, in Italian SAR (Search and Rescue) waters. The rescue, made complex due to the boats overloaded with migrants and the unfavorable marine weather conditions, is concluding in these hours. The Coast Guard ship Dattilo coordinated the operations at sea, which recovered all 500 migrants present on one of the two boats.