Ricci Shryock for NPR
Years of captaining a ship on the Atlantic Ocean have formed Pape Dieye’s calm and reassuring presence.
He’s unafraid of aggressive, mountain-like waves. He would not want GPS. He can steer a ship in the dead of night of the evening utilizing nothing however the moon and the celebs. He can inform how deep the water is just by its coloration.
His expertise has turned him right into a extremely wanted captain in Senegal’s underground enterprise of taking migrants to Europe by boat.
Many individuals have begged him, however he tells NPR why he all the time refuses.
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