I'm Arturo Centore, captain of a search and rescue ship that picked up 65 migrants off the coast of Libya and brought them to Italy. Because of this, I'm under investigation for breaking immigration laws. I'm with Neil Collier, who made a document...
Hi all. I’m Arturo and I'm a ship captain whose career at sea started over 20 years ago. I served a year in the Italian Navy on board the Coast Guard's search and rescue units. I've been based in Dublin, Ireland, since 2006.
I completed my first search and rescue operation for the German charity Sea-Watch in May 2019 by bringing 65 migrants fleeing war-torn Libya to Italy, despite Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini's decision to close the country's ports to us. This is my first interview since then.
EDIT: Thank you all for your questions! Our hour is up, so we're signing off. But we're glad that we got to be here. Thank you.