The reddingsschip Lifeline, that about 230 migrants on board, will not go as in Spain. Had Italy and Malta, all of the responsibility for the ship of the German aid organization, Mission Lifeline rejected.
That has minister Jose Luis Abalos Monday made it clear in an interview with the radio station Cadena Ser. Various Spanish ports, including Barcelona and Valencia, had made it clear that the ship with them was welcome. But Abalos suggests that there was no way. ‘Spain can not only bear the responsibility, ” he says.
Earlier this month, had Spain already the reddingsschip Aquarius, with more than six hundred immigrants on board, admitted. That ship had been previously denied by Malta and Italy. But already then it became clear that it is not the general rule would be to include migrants by boat to the country.
The French minister of European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau has said that ‘Italy’ is due over the Lifeline to mercy. “This will not all come true, but that is international law, and it is not to the right by the law of the jungle to replace’. The crew should, according to her, ” land in the nearest port (…) that is Malta or Italy’, said the bewindsvrouw against television station France 2.
The Italian minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini has a press conference confirmed that the ship is not Italian port should walk in the door. The Lifeline was located Monday about 30 nautical miles from the Maltese coast in anticipation of a decision of the maritime authorities about his fate.