The last fully operational fake charity invasion taxi ship, the Aquarius, has had its operations finally cancelled and there are no longer any major pro-invasion vessels picking up Africans off the Libyan coast and shuttling them to Europe.
In a statement released by the “Doctors Without Borders/SOS Méditerranée” (MSF) organization in Europe, the termination of the Aquarius’s work was blamed on a “smear campaign, spearheaded by the Italian government and backed by other European countries to delegitimize,slander and obstruct” their illegal immigration taxi operation.
Italian magistrates in November accused MSF of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy and ordered Aquarius to be impounded. The public prosecutor’s office in Catania, Sicily,said crew on the Aquarius, and its sister ship VOS Prudence, had illegally dumped dangerous medical waste among ordinary rubbish between January 2017 and May 2018.
“With no immediate solution to these attacks, MSF and SOS Méditerranée have no option but to end the operations of the Aquarius,” the statement continued.
The Aquarius was twice stripped of its registration earlier this year and now faces charges of criminal activity—the active aiding and abetting of illegal immigration.
The previous pro-invasion leftist Italian government tolerated and promoted the work of the invasion taxi fleet, even though they were clearly breaking the law.
However, the new Italian government lost no time in cracking down on the criminals, and pressured the Panamanian authorities—where the Aquarius and other ships were registered—to withdraw that registration.
Describing the termination of their invasion work as a “dark day,” the MSF statement said that the “unavoidable end” to their operations has also seen the “enabling” of the “Libyan coastguard to intercept more than 14,000 people at sea this year alone and forcibly return them to Libya.”
Together with MSF’s previous search and rescue vessels – the Bourbon Argos, Dignity, Prudence and Phoenix – MSF has moved more than 80,000 invaders over the Mediterranean Sea to Europe since 2015, the statement concluded.