Refugees in distress at sea: acting and assisting
With the next holiday season just around the corner, owners and charterers of yachts and motorboats prepare to take their vessels out to sea. However, for the past years navigation has been confronted with an ever-growing problem: the fate of refugees in distress at high sea or in territorial waters, travelling in unseaworthy vessels. Nowadays, skippers have to be prepared to encounter refugees in distress both within and beyond traditional areas of navigation: in the Aegean, off Sicily or Malta, in large parts of the Western Mediterranean, in the Canaries, or in the waters off the West-African coast.
This brochure, an English guidance for skippers and crews, can be downloaaded here