German migrant rescue NGO SeaWatch on Wednesday rescued 65 migrants off Libya but currently has not been given permission to dock anywhere.
SeaWatch said Libya, Malta, Italy and the Netherlands “have been informed, with no response”.
SeaWatch said the rescue took place 60 kilometres, from the Libyan coast.
The struggling migrant boat was spotted by a civil reconnaissance plane, it said.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has sealed off Italy’s ports to migrant NGO rescue ships and warned SeaWatch not to try to enter Italy
He said the German NGO ship, flying a Dutch flag, had been warned not to approach Italian territorial waters.