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Banksy funded migrant rescue boat, stranded at sea

A boat funded by British street artist Banksy has issued urgent calls for assistance, saying it was stranded in the Mediterranean and overloaded with migrants. Named after a French feminist anarchist, the Louise Michel started operating last week. Despite the help from Italy, it has still not found a safe port for migrants on board. The Louise Michel, a German boat manned by a crew of 10, is appealing for help from authorities in Italy, Malta and Germany. The 30-metre long (98-foot) Louise Michel, a former French Navy boat daubed ...



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