Photo of the Day: African women give thanks for rescue, safe onboard the Phoenix – Image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio

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Safe – onboard the Phoenix. Image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved

 

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The MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – Phoenix, gets ready to embark on another rescue mission

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Image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Saturday 27th June, 2015, Malta

The Phoenix/MOAS crew get ready to embark on another rescue mission, heading down to the Bouri oil fields, off the coast of Libya. Photographer, Jason Florio, is on board again for his second mission, documenting the migrant rescues.

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Jason Florio – Image © Helen Jones-Florio, Malta

 

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And off they go… image © Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix

 

Wishing them a very safe journey and the best of luck, out there.

HJF

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Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio (image with thanks to the shipyard manager!)

Press: ‘Rare photographs document the rescue of hundreds of migrants’ (by MOAS) – Foreign Policy Magazine

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Images © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved.

 

For the media, it can be a difficult story to cover. Drownings in remote ocean locales are not places that reporters and photographers can reach easily or rapidly. All too often, the boats they seek to find are lost to the depths before anyone can arrive. So the images the world sees of the migrant crisis are usually those of survivors being led ashore from rescue vessels. Rarely do we see the moment rescuers reach migrants in open waters.

That’s what makes these images so remarkable…’  Read the full feature in Foreign Policy here.

All images © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved.

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Related Post: Youtube – Hazardous night rescue of migrants, by MOAS

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Press: Vice News – transferring boat migrants, rescued by MOAS, to HMS Bulwark – Images by Jason Florio

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Images © MOAS/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved

 

Some of them were a little bit nervous when they saw the HMS Bulwark show up on the horizon,” Florio said from aboard the organization’s 130-foot ship, the Phoenix. “But I think they were just thankful they weren’t floating around in a rubber dinghy anymore.”  Jason Florio. MOAS, 2015 migrant rescues, on-board photographer, talks about transferring  migrants, rescued by MOAS, to HMS Bulwark. Read more, and see more of Florio’s images,  on the VICE News website.

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