Sea-Watch Captain Carola Rackete 'We Were All in a State of Total Despair'

Carola Rackete saved 53 migrants adrift at sea. In an interview, she discusses the hardships on board, her arrest in Italy and the failure of European immigration policy.
Sea Watch 3 Captain Carola Rackete in Lampedusa, Italy

Sea Watch 3 Captain Carola Rackete in Lampedusa, Italy

Foto: Alessandro Serrano/ action press
Migrants resting on board the Sea Watch 3 off the coast of Italy

Migrants resting on board the Sea Watch 3 off the coast of Italy

Foto: Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters
Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship prior to entering port in Lampedusa: The ship is currently being held by the Italian authorities.

Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship prior to entering port in Lampedusa: The ship is currently being held by the Italian authorities.

Foto: Guglielmo Mangiapane/REUTERS
Captain Carola Rackete: "I didn't want to break the law."

Captain Carola Rackete: "I didn't want to break the law."

Foto: TILL M EGEN/ SEA-WATCH HANDOUT/ EPA-EFE/ REX
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
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