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Wanted: chefs to cook for boatloads of seasick migrants

Italian-American coastguard mission is advertising for volunteers who will also become life-savers for their unique clientele

It’s the Mediterranean diet, but not as most know it. A private coastguard service is on a new search mission: for chefs to cook for its crews, and the thousands of refugees it is likely to save this summer.

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station, set up last year by Italian-American philanthropists, aims to rescue some of the record numbers of migrants capsizing while trying to reach Europe by sea. In an advertisement that riffs on the call-to-arms supposedly made 101 years ago by Ernest Shackleton as the explorer sought a team to reach the South Pole, MOAS is on the lookout for people to keep them all fed.

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