Men wait on the deck of merchant ship "Tuna 1", at their arrival along with 470 migrants and refugees in the port of Palermo after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coasts, on April 18, 2017. / AFP / fucarini / Alessandro FUCARINI
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EU patrol vessels in the Mediterranean are putting lives at risk by operating too far from the Libyan coast where migrants are embarking on the perilous voyage to Europe, the head of a rescue charity said on Tuesday."Europe needs to rescue people because it cannot allow them to die at its own back door," said Chris Catrambone, an American businessman who co-founded the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), with his Italian wife Regina in 2014 .He was speaking by telephone from the MOAS rescue vessel Phoenix, which after a frantic weekend's activity was heading slowly towards Sicily with 463 migrants on board, including 170 women and children, and seven dead bodies recovered from the sea.
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