the Administrative Court in Palermo preliminarily suspended the detention of the Sea-Watch 4 pending the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the general legality of the application of the European Directive on Port State Control to humanitarian vessels.
London. UK. In the days following Easter 2015, more than 1200 migrants and refugees lost their lives in the Central Mediterranean Sea across a handful of incidents spanning just one week. 800 people were reported missing from a single capsized boat, to this day one of the deadliest shipwrecks recorded in Mediterranean history.