Violating the UN mandate to protect civilians, pretext by which NATO has intervened in Libya, and also violating the Law of the Sea, which obliges all ships, including military ones, to help other vessels in need, NATO operatives deployed near Libya systematically ignored help calls from a stranded ship carrying migrants that had suffered a broken engine, allowing them to die one after another in an atrocious crime lasting 16 days.
Only 11 passengers survived.
The 72 passengers of the broken ship included children, women and political refugees. According to the testimonies of the few survivors, people died one after another, they left the bodies for 24 hrs. on deck before throwing them to the sea.
On March 29 or 30, they met a NATO aircraft carrier (most likely French ship Charles de Gaulle - left). Two airplanes flew over them but no help arrived.
On April 10 the ship and the few survivors beached at Ziltan, near the besieged town of Misrata. One of them died in prison.
Source: The Guardian.