Disinfo: The boat “Aquarius” was involved in human smuggling


The boat “Aquarius” is run by smugglers. The United Nations and the European Commission have a clear interest in keeping on bringing African migrants to Europe.



The Aquarius is a ship operated by SOS Mediteranée in cooperation with Médicins Sans Frontières. No evidence given for the claims of an EU/UN plot.


  • Reported in: Issue112
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Italy
  • Keywords: European Commission, Mediterranean Sea, UN, Migration crisis, Europe


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