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Banksy-funded boat nears 'state of emergency' as it shelters 200 people

Crew of Louise Michel, who rescued 89 migrants on Thursday, say European authorities ignoring them

A rescue boat financed by the British street artist Banksy is close to declaring a “state of emergency” after the crew helped 130 migrants and are now safeguarding over 200 people off Libya’s coast, while the European authorities ignore their request for help.

The vessel, after a French feminist anarchist, set off in secrecy on 18 August from the Spanish seaport

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