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Ship Carrying 230 Migrants Docks in Malta After Italy Denies Berth

HeadlineJun 28, 2018

In the Mediterranean, a humanitarian aid ship carrying 230 migrants rescued at sea docked in Malta Wednesday, after Italy’s newly minted government turned the vessel around. The ship, run by the German charity Lifeline, was the second denied a berth in Italy this month, after newly confirmed anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said rescue ships are no longer welcome in Italy. Malta’s government said it was allowing the vessel to dock as a one-time agreement on humanitarian grounds, and will launch an investigation into whether to criminally charge the ship’s crew.

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