It is headed to Malta, where it will request a safe port, Alan Kurdi, a ship of the German Sea Eye NGO which Italy has not allowed to reach Lampedusa. The same NGO informs him by reiterating that the children and their mothers did not agree to land on Friday to avoid being separated from their fathers, and attacking Minister Salvini who “did not only humiliate the castaways, but exploits everything and everyone to get the most out of them. possible advantage from this situation “. Malta – the Sea Eye explains – is “the closest shelter and the ship will need protection from bad weather, drinking water and possibly food”.
“Dietrofront, an NGO ship to Malta. Very well, in Italy we do not pass. #portichiusi. ” Thus Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Facebook, after the ship Alan Kurdi decided to change course.
After a stalemate that lasted all day in front of the Italian territorial waters 15 miles from Lampedusa, the ship travels to Malta, a country that has guaranteed that migrant families will not be divided. The island of Lampedusa was already ready to welcome women with their children aged 1 and 6, and a third pregnant woman, who had been authorized to disembark by the Ministry of the Interior. But the migrants did not want to separate from their husbands. The NGO also accuses Italy “of not having respected the obligations of protecting families for political exploitation”.
Lampedusa has been left on the problem of migrants alone from the “Italian government”, but “from Europe no” and “if we are here in Brussels it means that Europe listens to us and has an interest” and this is demonstrated by the “meetings we have had in these two days”, has explained Totò Martello, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa, on a mission to the Belgian capital.
Rome, April 4 – The Alan Kurdi ship belonging to German migrant rescue NGO Sea Eye is heading for the Italian island of Lampedusa with its 64 rescued migrants, according to radar evidence confirmed by informed sources Thursday. After sailing north, they said, the ship has veered westwards and is now about 30 sea miles from the southern Italian island. The Alan Kurdi has reportedly asked Italy’s maritime coordination centre for a safe port.
Overnight, when it was in Maltese waters, it made the same request to Valletta.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has closed Italy’s ports to migrant rescue NGO vessels, said the government has written to the German government asking it “to take on the problem”.
He said “the interior ministry has warned the ship not to enter Italian waters”.
Salvini said “other lives put at risk by a foreign NGO, having left Libyan waters in the direction of Italy”.
64 people rescued at sea by the NGO Sea-Eye’s ship ‘Alan Kurdi’ are looking for a safe port after rescue coordination centres in Rome, Valletta and Bremen refused access to the ship.
The people were rescued after a distress call forwarded by the Watch The Med alarmphone to the Libyan coast guard and the ‘Alan Kurdi’.
The people rescued included 12 women, one of whom is pregnant, and two children. Sea-Eye head of operations Jan Ribbeck said the captain of the ‘Alan Kurdi’ has repeatedly requested a port of safety. No one could be reached in Tripoli via phone. ….
È diretta verso Malta, dove chiederà un porto sicuro, la Alan Kurdi, nave della ong tedesca Sea Eye cui l’Italia non ha concesso di approdare a Lampedusa. Lo fa sapere la stessa ong ribadendo che i bambini e le loro madri ieri non hanno accettato di sbarcare per non essere separati dai padri e attaccando il ministro Salvini che “non ha umiliato solo i naufraghi, ma sfrutta tutto e tutti per ottenere il massimo vantaggio possibile da questa situazione“.
“Dietrofront, nave Ong diretta a Malta. Molto bene, in Italia non si passa. #portichiusi”. Così il ministro dell’Interno Matteo Salvini su facebook dopo che la nave della ong tedesca Sea Eye ha deciso di dirigersi verso Malta.