Libyan Coast Guard causes multiple dead – 2016/10/21 Incident Report

During the night to friday (21.10.2016) an aggressive attack of a self proclaimed Libyan Coast Guard vessel took place during one of our rescue operations in consequence, up to 30 refugees have drowned. A Speedboat of the Libyan naval forces had initially prevented a Sea-Watch rescue operation on duty of the MRCC in Rome in international waters, furthermore a situation of panic was caused by the interference in which nearly all approx. 150 people on the migrant boat fell into the water, many have drowned.

Read here the statement of Sea-Watch.