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Banksy-funded refugee rescue boat stranded with calls for help 'ignored'


Mandatory credit: @MVLouiseMichel and Banksy The Banksy-funded refugee rescue boat is stranded in the Mediterranean Sea and emergency calls for immediate help have been ignored, the crew has said. There are more than 200 people on board the Louise Michel and one dead body, according to tweets posted from the vessel’s account. The former French navy boat – launched under its new guise last week, featuring a Banksy painting depicting a young girl holding on to a heart-shaped safety float – was off the coast of Malta on Saturday morning.

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