And bringing me joy on a day that is, for uninteresting RL reasons, being kind of shitty:The Guardian: Refugee rescue ship sails to aid of anti-migrant activists stranded in Med
(Aside from the beautiful cosmic irony: it should not be forgotten that these fuckers originally set out to murder
people, by blocking rescue ships from saving drowning people because those drowning people are migrants.)
Note: Hope Not Hate
have been on this one
, with research, alarm-sounding, and tactical legal action.
Their latest e-mail, after noting the irony, continues:We have long been worried about the state of the C-Star and its fitness to carry out the dangerous Defend Europe mission. We have spoken to numerous maritime experts who have studied hundreds of images of the vessel and raised serious concerns regarding the ship being substandard.
As such, HOPE not hate has drawn up a formal complaint and request for an immediate inspection known as a Port State Control Inspection. We will be reminding all port states that they have an obligation under the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) to prevent the operation of substandard ships.
We will be distributing this formal complaint to the relevant authorities and will continue to work with Port Authorities in the Mediterranean.