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J. Jason Mitchell

J. Jason Mitchell is a sustainability strategist. He spent last October aboard a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean, working with German NGOs.

Short Cuts: The Libyan Coastguard

J. Jason Mitchell, 16 March 2017

When​ we left Malta for the Libyan coast twenty hours away, two birds followed us. We were crewing aboard the Minden, a decommissioned 26-metre German coastguard patrol boat on the lookout for refugee rafts. At some point beyond sight of land, we realised these birds – suddenly our birds – were marooned, locked into a pattern of flight that went around our ship, then broke for...

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