Arrested Migrant Ferry Captain to Sue Salvini for Slander

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Fot this reason, the Alex, which on 5 July rescued a group of migrants from an inflatable raft drifting off the coast of Libya, chose to head to Lampedusa, "the only possible safe port for landing", as Mediterranea said in a tweet.

The agreement was reached after the vessel operated by German non-profit Sea-Eye chose to head to Malta late on Saturday, after being banned from docking in the Italian port of Lampedusa.

The Alex is elope by the Mediterranea charity, which tweeted that its exhausted crew had been residing thru a "surreal scenario", and prolonging the wait became once "an pointless cruelty". She is under investigation for disobeying orders and allegedly aiding illegal immigration and her lawyer said she has sued Salvini for defamation.

The development infuriated Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

The captain of the ship operated by the NGO Sea-Eye said on Saturday evening that the decision to change course for Malta had been taken hours after another vessel which entered port in Lampedusa was denied permission for its passengers to disembark.

The "Alan Kurdi", a search-and-rescue ship run by the German NGO, Sea Watch, had also been engaged in a standoff with the Italian government and changed route.

Many rescue ships and organisations attain now not have interaction into fable Libya a predicament of security underneath acceptable global regulation.

Italy is often the closest European Union nation when migrants are rescued off the coast of Libya - which many organisations do not consider safe.

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Italian populist Salvini last month issued a decree that would bring fines of up to 50,000 euros ($57,000) for the captain, owner and operator of a vessel "entering Italian territorial waters without authorisation".

Mediterranea said it asked Malta permission for the migrants to be taken to Valletta port by a larger charity vessel, Open Arms, but Malta refused.

Seehofer said that, because of Europe's responsibility "and our common Christian values" it shouldn't make a difference by what organization migrants have been rescued, where the crew comes from and what flag the ship is sailing under.

According to statements from the NGO their vessel, the Alex, arrived shortly before the Libyan coast guard, stating, "We have saved 54 people at sea, thankfully before the initiation of the Libyan Coast Guard patrol boat, which ordered a halt".

Salvini has repeatedly denounced Rackete, calling her a "pirate" and an "outlaw", and promising to expel her from Italy.

Salvini's hardline stance on migrants and rescue ships has helped boost his party's popularity. "Human lives are not a bargaining chip" the charity tweeted on Sunday. Salvini tweeted after the Alex docked that the charity workers were "jackals. will they go unpunished also?"

Nonetheless, the Italian purchase in Ms Rackete's case ruled that neither Libya nor Tunisia had been safe worldwide locations for migrants.

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