Human Trafficker and Captain of German Non-Profit Sea Watch Ship Arrested in Italy — After She Nearly Caused a Collision at Italian Port
The captain of Sea Watch 3, Carola Rackete — arrested in Italy.
The non-profit Sea Watch NGO ship taxis migrants from the African coast and dumps them off in Europe.
According to GEFIRA — there is an extensive network of open borders activists and organizations behind the migrant NGO ships, many of them are directly funded by or cooperated with George Soros’ Open Society. The Open Society groups have denied direct funding of the migrant NGO ships.
Italy started banning the human trafficking ships in 2018 from its ports. In June 2018 Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to accept an NGO taxi ship carrying 629 migrants from Libya to Italy.
On Saturday Italian police arrested captain Carola Rackete after nearly colliding with a police ship and docking in Lampedusa without authorization.
According to Spanish ABC International Rackete almost caused a collision as she entered the Lamedusa port without authorisation.
Deutsche Welle reported:
German captain Carola Rackete was arrested as the boat docked with 40 migrants remaining on board, spokesman Ruben Neugebauer told Agence France-Presse. Television footage showed a heavy security presence at the port and police escorting 31-year-old Rackete off the vessel.
Italy had refused the German rescue ship port entry since it picked up 53 migrants who were floating on an inflatable raft off the Libyan coast on June 12.
After waiting at sea for an invitation from Italy or an EU state to accept the ship, Rackete decided to head to Lampedusa, where she was blocked by Italian government vessels.
“Even though in the afternoon the prosecution has opened an investigation against me, at the same time they notified us that they will not help to bring the rescued off the ship,” Rackete said in a video statement on Twitter. “I have decided to enter the harbor, which is free at night, on my own.”
Here is video of her arrest.