Charles Heller et Lorenzo Pezzani
Liquid Traces – The Left-to-Die Boat Case
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Liquide Traces offers a synthetic reconstruction of the events concerning what is known as the “left-to-die boat” case, in which 72 passengers who left the Libyan coast heading in the direction of the island of Lampedusa on board a small rubber boat were left to drift for 14 days in NATO’s maritime surveillance area, despite several distress signals relaying their location, as well as repeated interactions, including at least one military helicopter visit and an encounter with a military ship. As a result, only 9 people survived.
See also Charles Heller’s presentation at the antiAtlas international conference, October 2013