Italy demands that the Netherlands who takes care of the 47 migrants that the controversial migrantenschip Sea-Watch 3 again has picked up. However, the Netherlands holds on and refuses to accept that. “As long as there is no European agreements on the structural care of bootmigranten, the Netherlands will not participate in any ad-hoc measures,” said the Dutch state secretary for Asylum and Migration, Mark Harbers, Friday.
The Italian deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio is irritated in mind that the ship, which is under the Dutch flag, again with migrants on board, in Italian territorial waters is dangers. He wants the Dutch ambassador in Rome on the mat call.
It is currently in a call preserved, late Foreign minister Stef Blok know. The netherlands has ‘taken notice’ of the Italian request, but does not feel responsible for the Sea-Watch 3. “As long as there is no European agreements on the structural care of bootmigranten, the Netherlands will not participate in any ad-hoc measures’, repeat Harbers. He is adamant that the Netherlands, as flag state of the hulpschip, it is not mandatory.
The Sea-Watch 3 is after a storm further out to sea now off the coast of Sicily to anchor. Di Maio said that the ferry to France or the Netherlands has to sail.
The Italian government contested that the ships to the Libyan coast water arrived migrants to pick up, actually to aid or rescue. It goes according to Rome, a form of human trafficking that migrants near the Libyan coast in a reddingsschip’ 500 km Mediterranean Sea crossing and into Italy to arrive.
Harbers said the last time the Dutch crew of the Sea Watch 3 recorded, that it was the last time. That was the beginning of this month. Italy says that the crew of the Sea Watch 3 to other European countries because Italy have been serving the past few years has had.
The Sea-Watch 3 is of a German relief agency that the boat in a Dutch vlaggenregister as a pleasure yacht has been registered. The association has as goal the refugees from the sea to save, and desire for safe ways for refugees to get to Europe.