Shipowners: German navy should rescue refugees outside of EU zone

The German Shipowners' Association calls for the country's navy to rescue refugees outside of the so-called Triton zone, which is the EU's largest operational zone in the Mediterranean. These are the waters where the worst refugee disasters occur, says the association.

Photo: Francesco Viviano/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv

The biggest and most devastating refugee disasters in the Mediterranean mainly occur in a 200 to 300 kilometer-wide area between the EU's Triton operational zone and the coast of Libya, says the German Shipowners' Association, Verband Deutscher Reeder (VDR), which requests that Germany's navy patrols these waters that are otherwise primarily navigated by merchant vessels.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs