Aid group: Ships not keen to save lots of Mediterranean migrants

ROME (AP) – A European assist group says migrants are telling rescuers that a number of ships handed them by within the Mediterranean Sea with out serving to.

SOS Mediterranee says Sunday that as a result of latest refusal of Italy and Malta to let rescue vessels carrying migrants dock, ships is perhaps unwilling to do rescues “due to the high risk of being stranded and denied a place of safety.”

On Friday the group’s ship Aquarius rescued 141 folks in waters off Libya.

SOS Mediterranee stated “in a disturbing development, rescued people told our teams that they encountered five different ships that did not offer them assistance before they were rescued by Aquarius.”

In June, Aquarius was pressured to sail north for days with greater than 600 migrants to Spain after Italy and Malta refused it docking permission.

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