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.”