Ocean Viking rescue ship awaits port access in latest migrant standoff

Rescued migrants rest aboard the Ocean Viking, run by French charities Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee, as it waits in international waters between Malta and the southern Italian island of Linosa for access to a port in this handout picture taken between August 9 and 12, 2019. Ocean Viking/Handout via REUTERS

MILAN (Reuters) – Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe’s latest failure to deal with African migration. The Norwegian-flagged ship, Ocean Viking, already stranded at sea for 13 days awaiting port access, has been denied entry […]

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