“Loss of life is tragic, period. However, one cannot help but notice the selective mourning, which seems to stem from sociopolitical apathy towards the refugees. The tragic agony in the death of the refugees is normalised and almost in the same breath, the deaths of the affluent reverberated across the world.”
This article draws a contrast between the rescue efforts and media attention devoted to the Titan submersible tragedy and the deaths of asylum seekers off the coast of Greece in June 2023: “two incidents of tragic deaths in the international seas, miles apart both in terms of location and the stark dissimilarity in how the world mourned them”.
Chatterjee, Debangana, "The Duality of Deaths in the Sea" (2023). Popular Media. 44.