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”.