Malta, Italy migrant spat leaves German rescue ship in limbo | News | DW


A migrant rescue vessel with more than 200 people aboard remained at sea in the Mediterranean on Sunday, as both Italy and Malta refused the ship permission to dock at their ports.

The Lifeline vessel belonging to the German NGO Mission Lifeline has been waiting in limbo since Thursday after picking up 239 people between Libya and the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Italy’s new government has banned on NGO migrant rescue ships from docking at its ports and urged Malta to take in the Lifeline.

On Saturday, Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said migrant…



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