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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Migrant Rescue Ship Arrives in Malta Following Standoff

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 15, 2018

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© Holger Glaub / MarineTraffic.com

The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbour in Malta on Wednesday to disembark 141 migrants, ending a five-day tug-of-war between European Union countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports.

The ship, run by the Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (MSF), was allowed in after France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain agreed on Tuesday to take in the migrants.


(Reporting by Chris Scicluna Editing by Sarah White and Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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