Beate Stelzer works as first officer on a container ship. As a child, she had dreamed of traveling the world’s oceans. But it took more than 30 years before her dream came true.
After a migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean, a Twitter user from Somalia is calling on his compatriots to stay home. The hashtag #DontBuyDeath has become a rallying cry and a warning.
The Bundeswehr's Frankfurt am Main warship is patrolling the Mediterranean as part of the European Union's Operation Sophia. It's a round-the-clock job for the crew. DW's Daniel Pelz followed the night watch.
The UN refugee agency has described the incident as "one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants" in the past year. More migrants have taken up the route from North Africa to Italy, according to Rome.
The Bundeswehr's Frankfurt am Main ship patrols the Mediterranean Sea for refugees in distress - and to fight smugglers. It is an endurance test for the crew, DW's Daniel Pelz reports from aboard the ship.
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