Why Migrant Smugglers Are Using Abandoned 'Ghost Ships'
In what appears to be a new tactic used by human smugglers, two Italy-bound ships packed with refugees were abandoned by their crews.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 3, 2015
That happened twice this week. Italy-bound ships packed with hundreds of refugees were set on a collision course for the coast with no one steering — prompting the Italian coast guard to intervene and rescue the passengers. (Video via Deutsche Welle)
The European Union calls it a “new degree of cruelty” that’s only getting global attention now after months of similar incidents.