A ship purchased by far-right YouTubers to stop refugees from crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe got stuck off the coast of Libya and was assisted by a refugee rescue boat, Buzzfeed reported. The refugee rescue group, Sea-Eye, was notified that the C-Star, a ship commissioned by the far-right group Generation Identity, was “in distress at sea” after experiencing a mechanical failure. “To help those who are in distress is the duty of everyone who is at sea—no matter their origins, skin color, religion or views,” said Sea-Eye Chairman Michael Buschheuer. Generation Identity is part of a broader group that claims NGOs in the Mediterranean are not rescuing refugees, but are instead part of an illegal human trafficking operation.
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