Migrants rescue ship not allowed to dock in any EU port
About 78 migrants who fled Libya for Europe are stuck at sea onboard a rescue ship with no port to disembark, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The migrants fled Libya amid a series of crises and were rescued by a merchant vessel on 3 May, said Safa Msehli, an IOM spokesperson. The vessel which is already in the European waters has not received permission to dock at any port, Msehli said. Since 2011, Libya has been a major transit country for African and Asia migrants trying to reach Europe through irregular routes.
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Photo caption: A vessel on the Mediterranean sea