“Hello Father, The Boat is Sinking, So I Will Die.”

Episode 2: Life jackets that kill. Ships that are never meant to make it. Could the Ghost Boat have really reached European shores?

Eric Reidy
Oct 14, 2015 · 14 min read
A migrant takes the train from Ventimiglia, Italy to Nice, France.
An image taken from Measho Tesfamariam’s Facebook page.
Life jackets used by migrants next to a vessel that took migrants and asylum seekers across the Mediterranean.
The interior of a smuggling boat.

Refugees from Syria and Eritrea enter a trail near the Italian-French border in Ventimiglia, Italy.
Two Afghan refugees are questioned by the French police after being caught on the train that goes from Ventimiglia to Nice, France.
Migrants are lined up and checked by the French police after being caught in their attempt to cross the Italian-French border.
Muslim asylum seekers pray inside the Pian del Lago CARA (Accommodation Centre for Asylum Seekers) in Caltanissetta, Italy.
A 20-year-old asylum seeker from Gambia sits on a bench by the cafeteria of the CARA, where approximately 4,000 asylum seekers live, in Mineo, Italy
A refugee on a bus that will bring him to Rome.
An asylum seeker from Nigeria by his bed at the CAS (Special Accommodation Center) in Salemi, Italy.
An asylum seeker from Pakistan reads the Quran on his bed at the CAS.

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Ghost Boat

An open investigation into the disappearance of 243 men, women and children.

Eric Reidy

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Author of #GhostBoat with great team on @ReadMatter. Follow the investigation: http://me.dm/ghostboat . Based in Beirut.

Ghost Boat

An open investigation into the disappearance of 243 men, women and children.