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Italy sends help to street artist Banksy’s rescue boat ‘overloaded’ with migrants at sea – SBS News

The vessel, funded by Banksy, issued urgent calls for assistance, saying it was stranded in the Mediterranean and overloaded with migrants.

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Another tweet said the boat was unable to move and “no longer the master of her own destiny” due to her overcrowded deck and a life raft deployed at her side, “but above all due to Europe ignoring our emergency calls for immediate assistance”. 
Before Italys coastguard intervened, an Italian charity ship, the Mare Jonio, said it was leaving the Sicilian port of Augusta, much further away than Lampedusa, to offer assistance.
Two United Nations agencies called for the urgent disembarkation of th…

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