Italy exams 180 migrants rescued by assist boat Ocean-Viking within the Mediterranean with a view to transporting them on board a quarantine vessel in Sicily, a supply on the Inside Ministry mentioned on Saturday four July.
Members of a medical workforce dispatched by the authorities to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo "Established that there have been no explicit well being issues and in addition reported that the stresses on the boat [from the NGO SOS Mediterranean] are being appeased ", in response to this supply.
The medical workforce is testing the migrants to search out out if they’re contaminated with the brand new coronavirus, after which they are going to be transferred to a quarantine vessel at the moment in Porto Empedocle, on the southern coast of Sicily.
In "state of emergency"
"The state of affairs is being rigorously monitored with a view to the transhipment of migrants, scheduled for Monday 6 July, on the Moby-Zaza ", all the time in response to the identical supply.
Brawls, suicide makes an attempt, bodily threats to the crew: the stress had turn into a lot on board that the humanitarian ship declared on Friday in " emergency state ", a primary. Since Thursday, a number of fights had damaged out, primarily between ethnic teams, and 6 suicide makes an attempt had been recorded.
It has been greater than every week because the ship made its first request to allocate a port to disembark these individuals, however after a number of requests to the Italian and Maltese authorities – one of many rescues was carried out on the waters depending on these two nations, whereas the opposite three had been in these of Malta -, theOcean-Viking had thus far obtained solely unfavorable responses from the 2 nations.
The 180 migrants, together with Pakistanis, North Africans, Eritreans and Nigerians, had been rescued by the SOS Mediterranean ship throughout 4 separate operations, on June 25 and 30. 25 of them are minors.