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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