‘Sea Eye’ ship heads for Lampedusa

epa07358480 A group of people attends a ceremony to rename the NGO Sea-Eye's ship 'Profesor Albrecht Penck' with the name of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian migrant child that died in the Mediterranean Sea and whose body was washed ashore a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, in September 2014, and thus became a symbol of the refugee crisis, in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 10 February 2019. EPA-EFE/CATI CALDERA

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The ship ‘Alan Kurdi’ belonging to German migrant rescue NGO Sea Eye is heading for the Italian island of Lampedusa with its 64 rescued migrants among them a new born baby.

The Alan Kurdi has reportedly asked Italy’s maritime coordination center for a safe port.

The ship when it was in Maltese waters, made the same request to the Maltese authorities.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has closed Italy’s ports to migrant rescue NGO vessels, warned the ship not to enter Italian waters” and added that the government has written to the German government asking it “to take on the problem”.

Salvini said “other lives put at risk by a foreign NGO, having left Libyan waters in the direction of Italy”.

 

Via Corriere della Sera

 

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