European MPs spend night on migrant ship in desperate bid to secure dock

Source: CNN

A group of five European politicians spent Sunday night on a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with hundreds of migrants on board, in a desperate bid to secure a port for the vessel to dock.


The lawmakers — three Germans, one Portuguese and one Spaniard — spent four hours on board the rescue ship Lifeline, as they negotiated with Italian and Maltese authorities for permission to dock, according to the vessel’s German operator, a non-governmental organization also called Lifeline.
The ship has been in limbo for five days after picking up hundreds of migrants off the Libyan coast on Thursday and being refused permission to dock in both Malta and Italy.

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