Itâ € ™ s the second backup operation in 24 hours. Saturday, August 10 in the morning, theOcean Viking, ship chartered by the NGOs SOS Mediterranean and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), rescued more than 80 migrants off Libyan waters, according to a first report of Doctors Without Borders Res. Friday's rescue had already recovered 85 people, including five women and four children.
The boat, a white inflatable boat, was spotted thanks to the presence of an aircraft overflights repetitive, explained the head of mission of MSF, Jay Berger. "But the plane never sought to communicate with us.", he said. It's going up to the north to follow the trajectory of the plane that theOcean Viking was able to rescue the boat.
European forces planes regularly patrol over the central Mediterranean to spot the boats leaving the Libyan coastline, benefiting at this time from key meteorological conditions. © have lied.
Mail from Matteo Salvini
About 170 people, all from sub-Saharan Africa, are now on board the humanitarian ship that left Marseille on Sunday 4 August.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who on Thursday broke the populist coalition in Italy and is already campaigning for probable elections in the autumn, immediately sent a letter to the Government of Norway, including the ship Ocean Viking beats flag. "Italy is not legally bound or willing to host unidentified illegal immigrants on board the" Ocean Viking "., he wrote.
Oslo has not reacted immediately, but Norway's Minister of Justice and Immigration Joran Kallmyr (populist right) has declared on the radio Public vision that migrants had to be "Brought back to Africa, Tunisia or Libya".