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

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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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Youtube: Night rescue of boat migrants, off the Libyan coast © MOAS_eu/Jason Florio

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Published on May 9, 2015

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Three migrant women intoxicated by fuel fumes are taken onto the merchant vessel Orient Green by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) search and rescue team.

They were aboard a rubber dinghy carrying 104 migrants (predominantly Gambians, from West Africa) who were later also all transferred onto the Orient Green by MOAS after being given life jackets and water.

They were not transferred onto the Phoenix because the vessel already had 369 people on board and was therefore already overloaded.

MOAS founder Christopher Catrambone was the lead rescuer on this mission.

This rescue took place on May 3rd 2015. Watch footage here

For more  of Jason Florio’s rescue footage – visit our Film & Radio page

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Photo of the Day: The smiles say it all – rescued boat migrants from Eritrea- Image © Jason Florio/MOAS-eu

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Instagram image © Jason Florio/MOAS-eu – May 4th, 2015, aboard the Phoenix – Migrant Offshore Aid Station

 

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