Banksy boat rescue
More than 200 refugees and migrants from Libya had to be rescued from a boat funded by British street artist Banksy. The crew of the Louise Michel called for assistance due to overcrowding and fears that the vessel could capsize. Italy’s coastguard took the 49 most vulnerable people, and the rest were picked up later. The boat, which is decorated in Banksy’s trademark style, had successfully carried out its previous missions. There is no safe harbour for rescue boats in the area, due to disputes over who is responsible for migrants.