Migrant Lives Will be Saved by New MOAS Ship
A couple of entrepreneurs have spent millions of euros on a ship, with the aim of using it to rescue migrants, stranded on unsafe vessels in the Mediterranean sea.
The samaritan philanthropists are Christopher and Regina Catrambone. The couple founded the MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), a group made up of international humanitarians, security professionals, medical staff and experienced maritime operators. The MOAS works to help prevent migrant disasters at sea.
The couple have stated that the MOAS stemmed from an appeal from the Pope following several hundred African migrants drowning off the Italian island of Lampedusa last October. The MOAS now owns a 43-metre ship named Phoenix1. which will sail around and survey popular migrant routes using drone cameras. With a crew including paramedics, the Pheonix1 will pick up migrants and take them to where Italian and Maltese rescue centers advise.
MOAS ultimate mission is to mitigate against migrants losing their lives at sea. Watch MOAS’ promotional video below.
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Article by Jack Bartrop