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Aircraft migrantenredders to the chain

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Valletta – The Maltese government has a plane on the chain laid by the German aid organisation Sea Watch, which for the Libyan coast of migrants from sea fishing. That report various media. The organization sails under the Dutch flag.

Earlier this week, prohibited the port authority in Malta’s capital Valetta ship, the Sea-Watch 3 all to sail.

The plane, a four-person single-engine aircraft of the brand Cirrus, carried out sea reconnaissance, searching for boats with migrants from Libya to cross to Europe car. It was run by an aid group of Swiss pilots, and wore, according to Sea-Watch in the past years to the rescue of the 20,000 boat people.

Fierce criticism

Earlier this week, prohibited the port authority in Malta’s capital Valetta ship, the Sea-Watch 3 all to sail. On what legal grounds this exactly happened still remains vague. But it is clear that Malta, like Italy fierce criticism expressed on the non-compliance especially for the zeereddingen established code of conduct that, under pressure from Italy, it was agreed with the church. Ships would regularly instructions of the coast guard in the wind store. Also been running for more than a year an investigation of justice on Sicillië to possible contacts with people smugglers. The aid agencies deny this.

Sea Watch is sailing under the Dutch flag, the ship is in accordance with the requirements are also registered in the land register. In a statement says the organization, that the prohibition to sail and fly, people of the sea needlessly in danger.

Another aid organization from Germany, Mission Lifeline, ran last week already established in Malta, the skipper of her boat shows according to Times of Malta does not have the correct permits to have outside coastal waters to sail.

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