Giugno 2019. Prendo nota della conversazione fra Carola Rackete, comandante della Sea-Watch3, e la capitaneria di porto di Lampedusa.
SW3: Lampedusa port, this is Sea-Watch3. Good afternoon sir, I would like to inform you that I have to enter the territorial water of Italy. Due to the state of necessity onboard my vessel I can not guarantee the safety of the people anymore. I’m guard [?] for their safety, and I will have to disembark the 42 people which I have on board. I will turn the ship and I will enter the territorial water. Over.
CdP: Sorry captain I don’t copy your last message because channel 1-4 is busy, please switch on channel 1-6.
CdP: Sea-Watch 3, this is Lampedusa harbour master, I copy your last message. You are not authorized to enter in the italian territorial water.
SW3: Lampedusa Port, Sea-Watch3. My ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival, n.d.r.) to your port is about two hours. Two hours. Over.