Barracuda Restaurant balcony collpases, Balluta Bay, Malta

  We were in our apartment last night, just after 8pm, talking with friends when Florio asked, “did you hear that loud bang?”. It’s firework season again, here in Malta – i.e. loud bangs are all too frequent! – so we didn’t think too much about it, until we heard the wailing of multiple sirens, racingContinue reading “Barracuda Restaurant balcony collpases, Balluta Bay, Malta”

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Wednesday Photo: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants in the lower decks of an overcrowded people-smuggling fishing boat

  ‘In the fetid bowels the last of an estimated 200 people that were below deck on a fishing boat carrying 416, wait for the rescue team to evacuate them. Many of them were Bangladeshis, who had lived in Libya as skilled guest workers until the security situation made it untenable to remain, forcing themContinue reading “Wednesday Photo: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants in the lower decks of an overcrowded people-smuggling fishing boat”

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Youtube: MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – remarkable rescue work in the Mediterranean Sea

  Another taster of some of the remarkable work by MOAS‘ Phoenix crew (and various documentarians – through video and photography – including Jason Florio) – rescuing people in distress, from the Mediterranean Sea, as they endeavour to make the treacherous crossing, from Libya to Italy, on seriously overloaded fishing boats and dinghy’s, Related links: Youtube: Night Rescue of boat migrants fromContinue reading “Youtube: MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – remarkable rescue work in the Mediterranean Sea”

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