Last updated on November 2, 2019
Following ten times stranded in seas with 88 migrants onboard, German rescue boat Alan Kurdi was permitted to disembark in Italy after a bargain among EU countries, the nation’s Interior Ministry said on Friday.
The boat will dock into the port of Taranto, in the southern region of Puglia.
“We’re extremely relieved to eventually attract the remaining 88 exhausted and traumatized rescued men to a secure port shortly,” said German NGO Sea-Eye, that operates the boat.
The boat had entered Italian territorial waters on Friday afternoon, suggesting that it was possible to run from food and the scenario” was becoming tense onboard,” based on its captain Barbel Beuse.
Before this week, French charity rescue boat Ocean Viking has been permitted disembark 104 migrants into Sicily later France and Germany had agreed to shoot in 70 of the migrants.
Back in September, a dozen EU countries adopted a supply mechanism for asylum seekers targeted at alleviating the strain on southern EU nations. However, the mechanism stays unchanged and implemented voluntarily.
League pioneer Matteo Salvini, that had been Italy’s interior minister for 14 months until August, had closed Italian vents to charity boats, leaving ships stranded at the Mediterranean for several days anticipating permission to dock.
Salvini denounced Tuesday’s choice to allow the Ocean Viking to come to vent. “Once more the Italian government has dropped its pants. Once more it’s performing a tribute to an NGO… which motivates individual traffickers to ply their trade,” he explained.
The League’s decision to stop the coalition opened the doorway for its center-left Democratic Party (PD) to input authorities.