Speaking to Sky News, the unnamed immigrant shared details about the Bibby Stockholm ship, which was emptied after the legionella bacteria that causes a type of lung disease was found.
Stating that she was sorry to be brought aboard, Bibby noted that their lives were endangered in Stockholm.
“They should have made sure it was habitable inside”
Explaining that they drank the bacteria-containing water and used it in the shower, the refugee said, “They say they took a sample of the water, but they put us there before the results came, as if none of us mattered. They should have made sure it was livable. Why didn’t they wait for the result and make sure everything was okay? Worse treatment than animals. “We see them. They put us in danger,” he said.
“I’m afraid of getting sick. I have no one here, I have no family”
Referring to the news that the bacteria had been known since August 7, when they settled on the ship, the asylum seeker said, “If they knew, they shouldn’t have put us there. Why did they put us there? I’m afraid of getting sick. I have no one here, I have no family.”
Making evaluations about living on the emptied ship, the asylum seeker said that he felt like he was in prison due to the small size of the rooms and security, and that he was afraid of living on the ship because he could not swim.
The first immigrants were placed in Bibby Stockholm on August 7, but on August 11, the immigrants moved back to the hotels because the waters on the ship found legionella bacteria that cause a type of lung disease.
In the first phase, 39 male immigrants were placed on the ship.