Xavi Auctions His Yacht To Rescue Refugees

Barcelona’s ex-midfielder Xavi Hernandez has donated his yacht ‘La Pelopina’ to auction, in order to raise funds for ONG ProActiva Open Arms to carry out its work of rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean sea.
The pleasure cruiser is a nine-metre long and 2.60 metre wide boat equipped with a 325CV engine.
ProActiva Open Arms began a new mission a month ago aboard the Astral, a boat of 30 metres in length which has been converted into a multipurpose vessel where medical and operational personnel can work side by side and with the maritime authorities.
Since the beginning of the project, the organisation has saved more than 3,000 lives in the sea off of the Libyan coasts.