Michael Buschheuer, chairman of Sea Eye, said: "To help in distressed persons is the duty of everyone who is at sea - indifferent to their origin, skin color, religion or spirit."
As of four hours ago, the C-Star "identitarians" tweeted out that the entire saga has been "fake news" and that they are safely sailing along the Libyan coastline.
🇬🇧 One more time, fake news from pseudo-journalists have been swept away! #DefendEurope goes on! https://t.co/Fo5tHIzKP5— Defend Europe (@Defend Europe) 1502478626.0
For our part, we sincerely hope that all those stranded at sea arrive safely at their destinations.