The rescue ship remains in the port: Italy the Sea-Watch 3 issued the driving ban

The Italian coast guard, following an inspection of the front of Porto Empedocle, anchor of the "Sea-Watch 3" is a driving ban for the German rescue ship impo

The rescue ship remains in the port: Italy the Sea-Watch 3 issued the driving ban

The Italian coast guard, following an inspection of the front of Porto Empedocle, anchor of the "Sea-Watch 3" is a driving ban for the German rescue ship imposed. On the ship, the on 21. June had brought more than 200 rescued boat people in the harbour in the southwest of Sicily, had "several violations have been found to be technical and operational in nature," said the interior Ministry in Rome on Thursday. In a further use may pose a risk to the safety of the crew members, as well as from the rescued migrants. In addition, violations of environmental regulations were identified.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

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to remedy the deficiencies by the Berlin aid organization Sea-Watch of the vessel to its anchor is not allowed to leave the place. In order to make the complaints a result, were also measures taken by the competent German authorities, it was said from Rome. As a flag state, Germany bears the responsibility for ensuring that the ship's international and national standards according to.

Sea Watch spokesman Ruben Neugebauer described the recent actions by the Italian authorities on Thursday as the "apparent harassment" and assured: "The 'Sea-Watch 3' is in good condition." The government in Rome not to make the rescue safer, but to delay the operations of private Maritime search and rescue. About a year ago, the "Sea-Watch 3 was" the captain Carola Missiles with migrants on Board in the port of the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa dangers, in spite of the port blocking by the then Minister of the interior Matteo Salvini. Missiles was in the short term, have been arrested, because she had rammed Arriving in the harbour, a patrol boat of the financial police. The authoritative of the Evangelical Church in Germany-funded rescue ship "Sea-Watch 4" is scheduled to begin in August, with operations in the Central Mediterranean sea.

Two weeks ' quarantine on a ferry

The 211 migrants from the "Sea-Watch 3" were at 21. June on the government-chartered ferry "Moby Zazà" been brought up to spend their two-week quarantine. The 28 positive for the Coronavirus tested boat refugees spent their quarantine period in a sealed-off "red Zone" on the ferry. In the meantime, are housed on the "Moby Zazà" those 180 migrants have been rescued from the Italian-French rescue vessel "Ocean Viking" from distress.

Italy and Malta have due to the Corona pandemic in their ports in April as unsafe for the reception of rescued boat refugees declared. Rome and Valletta refuse private rescue vessels routinely entering the ports and call of the partners in the EU to take more boat people. The government in Valletta, said on Wednesday after days of hesitation, to pick up 51 migrants of the Lebanese Livestock carrier "Talia" in the country. Two people had already been on Sunday for medical reasons from the freighter in front of the Maltese coast and brought ashore to be picked up.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 13:20

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