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Italian prosecutor orders to seize Open Arms boat, migrants to disembark

Italian prosecutor orders to seize Open Arms boat, migrants to disembark

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor ordered to seize the Open Arms ship that has been stranded at sea by the Italian island of Lampedusa for the past 19 days with almost 100 migrants aboard, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. The migrants are expected to be removed from the boat tonight, the prosecutor’s office said, but details

Italian Prosecutor Orders Seizure of Open Arms Rescue Boat - Source

Italian Prosecutor Orders Seizure of Open Arms Rescue Boat - Source

The Italian prosecutor's office has seized the Open Arms rescue ship, ordering the evacuation of the migrants, ANSA news agency reported, citing sources. Prior to this, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez sent the naval vessel Audaz to assist the migrants on board the rescue ship. The boat is expected to reach Lampedusa in three days. The vessel of

Spanish warship to assist transfer of refugees stranded off Italy

Spanish warship to assist transfer of refugees stranded off Italy

Spain is dispatching a navy ship to assist the transfer of scores of stranded asylum seekers to a Spanish port, as the rescue boat that picked them up nearly three weeks ago remains anchored off the coast of an Italian island amid a standoff with Italy's far-right interior minister. Describing the situation on board the Open Arms vessel as a "humanitarian

Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast

Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast

LAMPEDUSA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off with Italy’s government over their fate. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli welcomed Spain’s move to take the migrants

Migrants Rescued After Jumping From Stranded Rescue Ship Off Lampedusa

Migrants Rescued After Jumping From Stranded Rescue Ship Off Lampedusa

Several migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean on Tuesday, August 20, after jumping from a rescue ship that was stranded off Lampedusa after being denied entry by Malta and Italy, according to the ship’s operator, the NGO Proactiva Open Arms. This footage shows several people in the water off the Italian island of Lampedusa in the south Mediterranean

Madrid sending navy ship to bring migrants on ‘Open Arms’ boat to Spain

Madrid sending navy ship to bring migrants on ‘Open Arms’ boat to Spain

The Spanish government said on Tuesday it was sending a navy ship to the Italian island of Lampedusa to escort the ‘Open Arms’ rescue ship to Spain. The move  could bring an end to an ordeal that has seen migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 19 days. “The Audaz will depart this afternoon at 5pm and will sail for three days to Lampedusa, where

Italy welcomes Spain's decision to send navy for Open Arms migrants

Italy welcomes Spain's decision to send navy for Open Arms migrants

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Transport Minister has welcomed Spain’s decision to send its navy to pick up migrants on board the Open Arms charity ship and take them to Spanish shores. “I hope that Spain answers our appeal and commits to stopping Open Arms in the future with the means and in the ways it deems right,” Toninelli said in a statement. The