In the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, the boat that was packed with irregular migrants sank.
It was reflected in the testimonies of the survivors that there was a brawl on the boat, which had an engine failure shortly after departure due to the overload, when the immigrants wanted to return.
“The disaster could have been avoided”
In another dimension of the disaster, there are criticisms of the Greek Coast Guard.
The UN’s statement that the disaster could have been avoided is based on the accusation that the Greek authorities did not intervene to save the ship and that they pushed the migrants back to Italy.
The boat stood motionless in the sea for 7 hours.
The British broadcaster BBC reported that the boat had been waiting at sea for 7 hours.
The Greek coast guard, on the other hand, claims that the boat is on the move towards Italy.
The Greek government has yet to respond to the BBC’s claims. Again, according to the testimonies of the survivors, the boat that the Greek coast guard tried to pull with a rope capsized.
The Greek Coast Guard continues to react within the country.
“What is the protocol that allows it to continue on its course instead of recovering it?”
SYRIZA Party leader Aleksis Tsipras also told the authorities, “What is the protocol that allows more than 700 people to continue on their route instead of trying to save them when they see that they are in a boat ready to sink?” he asked in response.
The Islamabad administration took action regarding the disaster on the boat with Syrian, Palestinian, Afghan and Pakistani immigrants.
10 people smugglers were detained in Pakistan, they were ordered to be punished in the most severe way.