Greek tanker Salamis seized and controlled by migrants?
Greek tanker Salamis rescued 102 migrants on Aug 4 13 in Mediterranean some 45 miles off Libyan coast. Vessel headed for Malta, but was prohibited from entering Malta waters. Maltese authorities stated they instructed manager and master of the vessel to sail to Libya, and disembark migrants, who’re claiming to be Ethiopians and Eritreans, in one of Libyan ports. Manager of the vessel said he didn’t receive any official instructions, Master of the vessel refused to obey and is demanding immediate access to Malta or Italy, claiming some of the migrants are in need of medical assistance. As of Aug 6 tanker was drifting off Maltese waters.
No media which reported this news asked itself a question, why Master of the vessel refused to obey order to sail to Libya. No Master and crew under his command, some 15-20 seamen, will be happy to have so many guests in their home – their vessel. They’re running out of supplies, if there are any left by now. The answer may be very simple – migrants simply seized the vessel, and are now in command. It happened quite a number of times before, in absolutely the same circumstances, in different parts of the world. Media and politicians, being so much politically correct and rightful, simply hide or twist the embarrassing facts.