Italy bans German-flagged rescue ship

Italy bans German-flagged rescue ship to enter its waters: sources

ROME/BERLIN (Reuters) – Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has signed a decree to ban a migrant rescue ship operated by the German charity Mission Lifeline from accessing Italian waters, sources at the ministry said on Tuesday.

A succession of charity vessels has struggled over the past year to bring migrants rescued at sea to Italian shores as Salvini, leader of the far-right League, takes a tough line. He is maintaining that line even though the coalition government that includes the League is locked in a political crisis.

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Source: reuters.com

File image of migrants in the Mediterranean, via Wikipedia.

File image of migrants in the Mediterranean, via Wikipedia.

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