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MartinXuereb31 karma

My deepest connection predates MOAS. I will never forget the look on the face of a young boy who was brought back to Malta in a body bag after a rescue conducted by the Armed Forces of Malta. His eyes were wide open and you could sense the fear he must have felt when he knew he was about to die at sea. He was the same age as my son at the time and his face haunts me to this very day.

MartinXuereb23 karma

Putting the message across that no one deserves to die at sea and inspiring people to fund the cause.

MartinXuereb14 karma

Yes it did. This is when I realised that this is about individuals not statistics.

MartinXuereb10 karma

That entirely depends on how the day has gone. If we were talking about tonight, for example, my thoughts will definitely be with the 300+ people boarding the Phoenix at the moment.

MartinXuereb8 karma

Article 98 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) insists on the “[duty]… to render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost…”

Where those people are then disembarked is a decision made by the rescue coordination center.