Survivors say mistake by smuggler caused sinking of migrant ship in Mediterranean

April 22, 2015 4:15 AM

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Survivors say mistake by smuggler caused sinking of migrant ship in Mediterranean

April 20, 2015: A survivor of the boat that overturned off the coast of Libya Saturday, disembarks from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti at Catania Harbor. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler's navigator made a maneuver that would seal the fate of the 850 people crammed inside: Instead of easing up alongside the merchant ship, he ramme...

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