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Over 200 Migrants Stranded at Sea in Rescue Ship Bankrolled By Artist Banksy

The boat was said to be unable to move due to an overcrowded deck and a life-raft deployed at her side

British street artist Banksy’s rescue boat is now stranded at sea, with calls for help so far being allegedly ignored by authorities.

More Than 200 People Stranded for Days

The Former French customs ship, painted in pink and named Louise Michel, sent a series of tweets Friday and Saturday calling for help as the ship is apparently stranded in the Mediterranean. In several posts Saturday morning, the boat was said to be unable to move due to an overcrowded deck and a life-raft deployed at her side, once again pleading for help.

The tweets began late Friday with posts saying that the boat was reaching a “State of Emergency” with 219 migrant refugees, 10 crew members and the dead body of 1 migrant on board, calling for authorities to respond and aid them.

A series of tweets also claim that the boat attempted to contact authorities in Malta, Italy and Germany, albeit without any success. A video of the ship’s overcrowded deck was posted, with a caption that calls out the EU for “turning your back” on survivors, who escaped “untold horror and inhumanity.”

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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