Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
German civil search and rescue NGO Sea-Watch which carried out the rescue using its vessel Sea-Watch 3, has denied claims made by the Italian media that it is heading to Malta. Sea-Watch rescued 52 asylum seekers from a dinghy which was taking in water off the Libyan coast.
Sources have told Newsbook.com.mt that the rescued asylum seekers will be taken to Lampedusa as this is the closest port of safety.
According to Rai, Sea-Watch 3 was on its way to Malta after the NGO refused to disembark the rescuees in Libya citing that it was not a recognised port of safety.
Buongiorno Amici, vi aggiorno.
Niente Malta. La nave Ong #SeaWatch ha cambiato nuovamente rotta: ciondola nel Mediterraneo e gioca sulla pelle degli immigrati, nonostante abbia chiesto e ottenuto un porto da Tripoli.
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) June 14, 2019
While 60 German cities are declaring themselves safe cities and welcoming people rescued in the Med, the #SeaWatch 3 arrived in front of Lampedusa and needs a close safe port to disembark the rescued. Everyone on board sends a message for Europe: #OpenHearts #OpenthePorts pic.twitter.com/VcvgmRnS65
— Sea-Watch International (@seawatch_intl) June 14, 2019