Italian coastguard blocks migrant rescue ship in Sicily port

FILE PHOTO: The migrant search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 arrives at the port of Catania, Italy, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s coastguard on Friday blocked the Sea-Watch 3 migrant rescue ship in the port of Catania citing safety and environmental concerns, delaying the vessel’s plans to return to patrolling the Libyan coastline. After a long standoff with the Italian government, on Thursday the Dutch-flagged vessel, run by a German charity, was allowed […]

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