Great Disasters

2013 Lampedusa Migrant Shipwreck

June 03, 2022 Kari Fay Episode 58
Great Disasters
2013 Lampedusa Migrant Shipwreck
Show Notes

In this episode of Great Disasters, I'll be looking at the shipwreck of a migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa in 2013.

The beautiful Italian island of Lampedusa is accustomed to the arrival of migrant boats, and the frequent need to rescue their occupants, since it's the closest European land to the coast of Libya. However, this incident was on an unprecedented scale.

Drawing on contemporary reporting and the accounts of witnesses and survivors, I'll tell the full story of what went wrong.

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