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Migrants Are Stranded on a U.S. Warship With Nowhere to Go

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Tony

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ROME—There is a perfect Italian word for the situation the American warship USNS Trenton finds itself in right now. Intrappolata. It means trapped, entangled and ensnared in a situation that is is going to prove very tricky to get out of.

On Tuesday, the Trenton, a Spearhead-class high-speed transport that is part of ongoing 6th Fleet military operations off the coast of Libya, came upon a migrant boat in distress and disintegrating. People were in the water.  Several corpses were already floating. The Trenton called for help and, along with the German non-governmental organization Sea Watch, whose ship was patrolling nearby, the American crew carried out the rescue of 40 African migrants and recovered 12 corpses. The living and the dead were all on the American ship for days. But the Trenton did not have adequate refrigeration to store the mostly anonymous bodies. Finally, it buried them at sea. https://www.thedailybeast.com/migrants-are-stranded-on-a-us-warship-with-nowhere-to-go

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