A Sea-Watch spokesperson said the group will continue its rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea despite the arrest of Carola Racket, one of its captains. Ruben Neugebauer was speaking at a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday.
«We won't be put down by Mr Salvini's repeated slogans. We will continue saving people in the Mediterranean and pointing the finger at the EU, even if we have to... Еще replace our ship with a new one», said Neugebauer.
He added that captain Carola Rackete from the Sea-Watch 3 vessel was placed under house arrest but was able to make phone calls. «She said everything was going ok but still a bit annoying because she doesn't have her things. It's all a bit improvised but all in all, she's well», said the spokesperson.
Rackete was arrested after disobeying a military vessel and bringing her ship with rescued migrants into the port of Lampedusa last week. The Sea-Watch spokesperson said there was a feeling of relief for the group as its main concern was whether Rackete could bring the people to the shore.