Watch Updated Migrants finally disembark in Lampedusa

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The 41 asylum seekers on board the MV Alex have now been allowed to disembark in Lampedusa early on Sunday after hours of waiting guarded by law enforcement officials as the vessel was seized as soon as it berthed.  Confermiamo: i naufraghi soccorsi dal veliero #Alex di #Mediterranea stanno finalmente sbarcando per ricevere cura e assistenza. Siamo felici per le straordinarie persone che abbiamo avuto il privilegio di aiutare. pic.twitter.com/SGSS4tHKJr— Mediterranea Saving Humans (@RescueMed) July 6, 2019This was reported by the BBC who also said that the captain of the vessel, which is operated by the NGO Mediterranea – Saving Humans had docked at Lampedusa ignoring the ban set by the Italian authorities “out of necessity”. The ban was confirmed by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini over Twitter. Non autorizzo nessuno sbarco di chi se ne frega delle leggi italiane e aiuta gli scafisti. Io denunciato per sequestro di persona? Siamo al ridicolo. #Alex pic.twitter.com/V1KjccP6BF— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) July 6, 2019AlJazeera divulged that the Italian government had asked Mediterranea to sail to Malta; however the NGO deemed that the longer trip was too dangerous for the rescuees on board. EarlierA group of more than 40 asylum seekers on board the sailing boat Alex operated by Italian platform Mediterranea – Saving Human have been brought to safety in Lampedusa. The group makes part of 55 asylum seekers who had to be brought over to Malta according to a government statement on Friday.READ: Update: Migrants still awaiting on MV AlexThe government had issued a statement saying that 55 rescuees on board Alex would be brought to safety on Malta. The Maltese Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre had made contact with the vessel at 5.17am on Friday and made it be known that “as a sign of good will” the Maltese government was willing to allow the saved souls to disembark in Malta.  The statement by the Government on Friday reiterated that Malta was under no legal obligation to offer a port of safety.The crew of the MV Alex explained that due to the conditions of the migrants and the vessel’s characteristics, they cannot berth for the migrants to disembark in Malta and therefore asked for assistance from the AFM patrol boats or the Italian coast guard.However sources told Newsbook.com.mt that the Armed Forces of Malta were never instructed to go out and bring the asylum seekers in, saying that the agreement was at a political level. On the other hand, Italian newspaper La Republica reported that the AFM had refused Mediterranea’s request for transfer even though the 18m long sailing boat was in no condition to sail for another night with 70 people on board. The Italian newspaper reported that Maltese authorities said that assigning a port of safety was an exceptional political concession.Video: Twitter / Iason ApostolopoulosWhatsApplast_img

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The 41 asylum seekers on board the MV Alex have now been allowed to disembark in Lampedusa early on Sunday after hours of waiting guarded by law enforcement officials as the vessel was seized as soon as it berthed.  Confermiamo: i naufraghi soccorsi dal veliero #Alex di #Mediterranea stanno finalmente sbarcando per ricevere cura e assistenza. Siamo felici per le straordinarie persone che abbiamo avuto il privilegio di aiutare. pic.twitter.com/SGSS4tHKJr— Mediterranea Saving Humans (@RescueMed) July 6, 2019This was reported by the BBC who also said that the captain of the vessel, which is operated by the NGO Mediterranea – Saving Humans had docked at Lampedusa ignoring the ban set by the Italian authorities “out of necessity”. The ban was confirmed by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini over Twitter. Non autorizzo nessuno sbarco di chi se ne frega delle leggi italiane e aiuta gli scafisti. Io denunciato per sequestro di persona? Siamo al ridicolo. #Alex pic.twitter.com/V1KjccP6BF— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) July 6, 2019AlJazeera divulged that the Italian government had asked Mediterranea to sail to Malta; however the NGO deemed that the longer trip was too dangerous for the rescuees on board. EarlierA group of more than 40 asylum seekers on board the sailing boat Alex operated by Italian platform Mediterranea – Saving Human have been brought to safety in Lampedusa. The group makes part of 55 asylum seekers who had to be brought over to Malta according to a government statement on Friday.READ: Update: Migrants still awaiting on MV AlexThe government had issued a statement saying that 55 rescuees on board Alex would be brought to safety on Malta. The Maltese Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre had made contact with the vessel at 5.17am on Friday and made it be known that “as a sign of good will” the Maltese government was willing to allow the saved souls to disembark in Malta.  The statement by the Government on Friday reiterated that Malta was under no legal obligation to offer a port of safety.The crew of the MV Alex explained that due to the conditions of the migrants and the vessel’s characteristics, they cannot berth for the migrants to disembark in Malta and therefore asked for assistance from the AFM patrol boats or the Italian coast guard.However sources told Newsbook.com.mt that the Armed Forces of Malta were never instructed to go out and bring the asylum seekers in, saying that the agreement was at a political level. On the other hand, Italian newspaper La Republica reported that the AFM had refused Mediterranea’s request for transfer even though the 18m long sailing boat was in no condition to sail for another night with 70 people on board. The Italian newspaper reported that Maltese authorities said that assigning a port of safety was an exceptional political concession.Video: Twitter / Iason ApostolopoulosWhatsApplast_img

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