People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP
People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP

Italian coastguard sends help to Banksy’s overloaded migrant rescue boat

  • Rescuers took 49 of the 219 migrants on the ship away to safety
  • The Louise Michel, a German boat manned by a crew of 10, issued a series of tweets overnight saying its situation was worsening, and appealing for help

Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis
People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP
People on-board the Banksy-funded MV Louise Michel rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AFP
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