Wednesday, September 2, 2015

52 diseased bodies found in dramatic SAR for Poseidon

Swedish Coast Guard

August 27, 2015 - On Wednesday, Swedish Coast Guard’s open sea patrol vessel KBV 001 Poseidon, rescued 569 people from two boats. 52 diseased bodies were found in one of the boats cargo hull. Suffocation is the probable cause of death.

Swedish Coast Guard

The SAR operation took place about 30 NM outside the coast of Libya.

Swedish Coast Guard

The condition of the rescued refugees varies. The crew has been involved in life supporting efforts together with personnel from Doctors Without Borders. KBV 001 Poseidon is now heading towards a port in Italy.

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