Italian media say aid ship denied right to dock

SOS Mediteranee says it will continue its rescue missions “as long as there are people drowning in the Mediterranean” SOS MEDITERRANEE  AFP

Several migrants had water in their lungs, suffered hypothermia or burns from a mix of boat fuel and seawater while in their traffickers' boats.

Euronews' Paris correspondent Anelise Borges was on board the Aquarius ship, operated by Doctors without Borders and SOS Mediterranee.

"This plan would mean already exhausted rescued people would endure 4 more days travel at sea", Doctors Without Borders said on Twitter.

"After the refusal of Malta to allow the people aboard the Aquarius to disembark there, we received an unprecedented gesture of solidarity from Spain". He has accused them of working with people-smugglers.

The episode, coming a week after the installation of Italy's new populist government, has heightened tensions within the European Union over migration.

The migrants were being transferred to two Italian ships, one Coast Guard and one Navy, because of forecasts of deteriorating weather conditions along the route to Valencia, Spain, according to SOS Mediterranee spokeswoman Mathilde Auvillain.

Given that the aid ship had no emergency, Italy chose to appeal to other European countries "so they don't leave Italy alone yet again in managing the migratory flows, which is a phenomenon that is all of Europe's business", Di Maio said in a Facebook post.

The UN refugee agency on Monday called on Italy and Malta to immediately allow a boat carrying hundreds of migrants to dock, describing the situation as "an urgent humanitarian imperative".

Nevertheless, he hoped the 629 people rescued can be transferred to a port of safety as soon as possible. All were rescued Saturday night - about 50 from the sea and the rest from Libyan coast -in guard dinghies.

Corsican leaders Gilles Simeoni and Jean-Guy Talamoni, the top politicians on the French Mediterranean island, tweeted an offer on Tuesday morning as uncertainty grew over the fate of the people on board.

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Italy demands an equal share of migrant intake to be distributed across the bloc, something Conte raised at the G7 meeting this past weekend.

Earlier in the day, the Maltese government also refused to accept migrants from the Acquarius.

But efforts to break the stalemate between Italy and Malta are expected to continue.

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini, from the far right Lega, wrote, "Saving lives at sea is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp is not".

"There is a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility in the Italian government's behaviour with regards to this dramatic humanitarian situation", Griveaux quoted Macron as saying. "France has done its bit, but what is unacceptable is the behavior and political instrumentalization of the Italian government".

"You can't create a precedent that will enable one European country to offload onto other European countries", he continued.

But the decision to close ports was significant because it showed Italy's willingness to put up a stop sign closer to its border. All passengers were offloaded to the Aquarius to be taken to land.

The Sea Watch 3 and Aquarius both remain at sea.

Gabriel Attal, a spokesman for Macron's party, went further, telling Public Senat TV: "The Italian position makes me vomit".

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