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The rescue for the lifeboat is in sight

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Spain wants to Aquarius, the boat with 629 refugees on board, received. Italy and Malta had announced that the ship is not welcome.

Tonight posted the professionals at the Aquarius: “We must of the Italian Maritime Coordination centre continue to be on 35 nautical miles of Italy, and 27 nautical miles from Malta.

Aquarius is the ship …

Tonight posted the professionals at the Aquarius: “We must of the Italian Maritime Coordination centre continue to be on 35 nautical miles of Italy, and 27 nautical miles from Malta.

Aquarius is the ship in which SOS Méditerranée and Doctors Without Borders last Saturday 629 refugees from bobbing boats have been rescued from other ships, such as the Italian navy and coast guard, have taken over. The Maritime Coordination centre in Rome, that the situation in the Mediterranean Sea monitors and decides which ships to be sent, had them instructed.

There was the crew of the boat were informed that the refugees to Messina or Trapani could be brought. At that time, was not yet known that the Italian minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, on Sunday had said that the Italian ports closed would be for the Aquarius, under the hashtag #chiudiamoiporti, we close our ports.

Salvini found that the ship, but to Malta had to move away. But the Maltese authorities refused to accept the boat people.

Journalists tweeting about the situation on board

On board there are a number of journalists from international media about the situation on the boat tweet. “Since last night we have no more dangers,” wrote a journalist from Euronews this morning. “The people are beginning to ask why we lie still.’

The 629 refugees, there are 123 minors, eleven babies and four pregnant women. They were from Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sudan.

This morning, reported a journalist of the RNE that the food is low. “We have breakfast shared. There is not much space on the boat because there are so many people on it, we can barely move.’ It is very hot on the boat and the stock of potable water is also not infinite.

By the tweets, photos and videos that the journalists posted was the fate of the refugees a lot of attention in the international media. In the course of the day left Roberto Fico, the chairman of the Italian parliament, to know that his country’s doctors to the boat was sent, and that everyone on board the good sets. From the Aquarius there is so far not a single tweet that confirms that Italian doctors are on board.

In the early afternoon and let the Spanish government know that the Aquarius to one of the Spanish ports. “It is our obligation to be a humanitarian catastrophe to avoid and a safe harbor to offer,” said the socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez. From the boat was relieved responded, but at the same time be one of the journalists that the port of Valencia still 700 nautical miles to sail. ‘There’ll be a few days before need and we have no more food.’

Shortly afterwards, promised the Maltese government food to the Aquarius.

The Aquarius is not the only lifeboat that is affected by the measure of the Italian government. In the vicinity of the Libyan coast sails the Seawatch 3. May the crew of that boat is also an Italian No expect.

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