Libyan naval attack on charity ship adds new danger to migrant rescue

Crews fear armed violence as a Libyan naval vessel opens fire in Mediterranean and EU sends in protective seapower.
Chris Stephen
Chaotic and deadly scenes are unfolding off the Libyan coast as record numbers of migrants attempt the dangerous crossing to Europe.
More than 13,000 migrants were rescued last week from the seas off the lawless country, most by a flotilla of charity vessels which themselves are under threat after details emerged of an attack on one of them by the Libyan navy.
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