Relatives of a migrant ship capsized in the Mediterranean expressed dismay and disbelief on June 14 over the multimillion-dollar attempt to salvage the OceanGate submersible that went missing in the Atlantic Ocean while trying to visit the wreck of the Titanic, According to The Guardian.
Anees Majeed’s relatives are just five of about 750 people on the overcrowded fishing boat.many People on board, like Majid’s family, are from Pakistan. News of the submersible’s disappearance came days after the migrant boat sank, with five passengers on board who had each paid $250,000 for the experience.
Despite passengers signing waivers acknowledging the ship was “experimental” and potentially dead, the multimillion-dollar rescue effort was launched and made headlines around the world. Meanwhile, the Greek coastguard has been accused of causing the boat to capsize in the days after the migrant boat sank.
is speaking protector, Majid said: “We were shocked to know that this rescue mission will cost millions of dollars. They used all their resources and this search turned up a lot of information. But they did not bother to find the hundreds of Pakistanis on the Greek boat and other people.”
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The discrepancy between the efforts and attention to these two tragedies has sparked discussions about the inequalities experienced by the world’s poor.At least 500 still on migrant fishing boat lost. Between 50 and 100 children were reportedly on board.
Similar cases have happened before. In 2021, NGOs blame the British and French coastguards Ignoring the distress calls of people on board a sunken boat in the English Channel. Twenty-seven people drowned.
According to United Nations statisticsestimated at more than 27,000 people Over the past nine years, scores of people have disappeared or died crossing the Mediterranean, making it the most dangerous migrant crossing in the world.but The route remains vital for those traveling to northern and western Europe hoping to escape poverty and war.
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