The captain of the fishing boat that rescued 12 migrants fear a "riot" if there is not a "quick fix"
The Government gives back to the fishing province of alicante, with 12 migrants aboard
The rescue boat Spanish Open Arms reached in the noon today, the fishing the Our lady of Loreto off the coast of Libya, and he began to help his crew and to the aid of 12 migrants rescued on board, said Efe a spokesman on board the vessel and humanitarian.
No more reach the height of the small fishing vessel, after a night of difficult navigation owing to the strong storm surge in the area, the doctor on the Open Arms was uploaded to the Our lady of Loreto in order to attend to sick migrants, said the spokesman, who added: "it Has been a time of great excitement. Have been hours very hard".
According to the Open Arms, the first objective is to improve the health of the immigrants on board, most of them sick after more than a week at sea in the midst of the storm, and to give encouragement and moral support to the Our lady of Loreto, a small fishing boat that is not prepared for this type of circumstances.
The migrants came out nine days ago of the beaches near libyan town of Khoms, one of the main operational centers of the gangs engaged in the smuggling of people in the central Mediterranean, the route most deadly in the world.
they Were rescued by the "Our lady of Loreto" on the 22nd of November, after which, according to Vicente Sempere, the second on-board the vessel, were abandoned by the patrol libyan in international waters.
The fishing boat was operating in the area, outside the territorial waters of Libya, and fulfilled its obligation to assist the shipwrecked and told to patrol libyan who, according to Sampere ignored his warning.
according To the 12 migrants rescued, in the precarious dinghy they were traveling 25 other people that if were intercepted by the Coast Guard libya, and returned to the north african country, where they were locked up in detention camps.closed Ports
In a first moment, the intention of the fishing boat was to bring them to Malta or Italy, countries which promptly sealed its ports, and even to Spain, whose Government since the first time he has tried to return to Libya, said to Efe diplomatic sources in the north african country.
In this context, the vice-president of the Spanish Government, Carmen Calvo, said Thursday the concern of the Executive, suggested the possibility that he went to Libya to avituallarse and asked for cooperation of the riparian countries" in the event that it considers that Libya does not meet the conditions to be a safe harbour".
international Organizations of defense of human rights and dependent agencies of the UN have been calling on Spain not to return migrants to Libya because it would be a violation of international law, since " this country "is not considered a safe port".
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