Shipping Companies Warn of Migrant Rescue Risks

“Shipping companies warn of migrant rescue risks,” by James Politi for the Financial Times:

The Torm Lotte typically carries oil or chemicals. But last summer, the Danish tanker diverted from its route in the Mediterranean to rescue hundreds of migrants whose ship had run into trouble.

“Suddenly people on board started jumping into the sea in sheer panic and I could see that these people were not used to swimming,” Peter Sams, the ship’s captain recalled…

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