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IrelandIreland to take in some of the 356 migrants stranded on Ocean Viking rescue ship

17:50  23 august  2019
17:50  23 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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There are 356 migrants on the Ocean Viking ship , which has not been allowed to dock by Italian Read more: Ocean Viking rescue ship picks up 251 migrants off Libya. Stranded for two weeks. Most of the migrants on the ship are reportedly from Sudan. They include more than 100 children

Earlier France said it would welcome some of the 356 migrants onboard the Ocean Viking . The Norwegian-flagged ship is currently waiting in the Sicilian Channel after Italy and Malta refused it permission to dock. The migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya nearly two weeks ago and

Ireland to take in some of the 356 migrants stranded on Ocean Viking rescue ship © ANNE CHAON/AFP/Getty Images Rescued migrants gather aboard the 'Ocean Viking' rescue ship, jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, at sea after a search-and-rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, ahead of being registered and identified and being given a 24hour supply of rations. - MSF have said that there remain on the ship four days of rations for the 356 people on board.

Ireland is to take in some of the 356 migrants who have stranded on rescue ship for two weeks.

This country is one of six states which have agreed to relocate the migrants who were picked up in the Mediterranean.

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The plight of the ‘ Ocean Viking ’, run by MSF and another French charity, SOS Mediterranee, threatens to create another Around 100 migrants were stranded off Italy for almost three weeks on the ‘Open Arms’ ship until a prosecutor ordered Five of Italy’s EU partners will take them in. Follow RT on.

Malta had denied the ship entry, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said none of the migrants will remain in the country after the transfer operation.

It is still not clear how many of those on board the Ocean Viking vessel will be coming to Ireland.

Yesterday the ship was anchored in international waters between Malta and the southern Italian island of Linosa.

Malta had denied the ship entry, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said none of the migrants will remain in the country after the transfer operation.

But yesterday Malta confirmed it will allow 356 migrants aboard the humanitarian ship to disembark after the six European countries agreed to accept all of them.

In a series of tweets, Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat said the migrants will be transferred from the Ocean Viking to vessels of the country’s armed forces before taking them on shore.

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The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking , run by French charities Medecins Ocean Viking /Handout via REUTERS. The Norwegian-flagged ship , Ocean Viking , already stranded at sea Norway, where the Ocean Viking is registered, has rejected a French request to take some of the migrants , Justice

The Norwegian-flagged ship , Ocean Viking , already stranded at sea for 13 days awaiting port access, has been denied entry by Malta and its two requests Norway, where the Ocean Viking is registered, has rejected a French request to take some of the migrants , Justice Minister Joeran Kallmyr told

The Norwegian-flagged rescue ship has been sailing between the island of Linosa and Malta.

It was kept of sight of land, fearing that could agitate the traumatised passengers who were becoming aggressive.

Dr Luca Pigozzi, who is on the vessel, said that while most migrants were in a stable physical condition, he feared the impact of psychological damage caused by violence suffered when fleeing their home country.

He added: “The situation on board is becoming more tense.”

Requests for a safe port were previously denied by Malta and ignored by Italy, according to Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, the two charities running the ship.

Ireland to take in some of the 356 migrants stranded on Ocean Viking rescue ship © Reuters Bob, 19, from Sudan, nicknamed after singer Bob Marley, smiles on the deck of the migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking, run by French charities Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee, in the Mediterranean Sea August 16, 2019 in this handout image. He had been at sea for four days before being rescued by the ship. MSF/Hannah Wallace Bowman/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

As well as Ireland, the 356 migrants will be distributed to France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania.

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euronews – France has become the first EU member state to say it would welcome some of the 356 migrants on board the stranded rescue ship Ocean Viking .

Italy has allowed over 80 migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish migrant rescue vessel off the coast of Lampedusa to disembark. Ocean Viking rescue ship picks up 251 migrants off Libya 11.08.2019. Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, which operate the new migrant rescue

The ship is carrying mostly Africans from Sudan, plucked from the sea in four separate missions.

They include more than 100 minors, around 90 of them unaccompanied, Médecins Sans Frontières said.

Three children are under the age of five.

Separately, dozens of migrants were picked up as they attempted to cross the English Channel

In four separate events on the south coast on Thursday, the UK Border Force dealt with a total of 37 people, including six children, who tried to reach England in small boats.

And a fifth incident off the Sussex coast reportedly involved more than 20 others, although the UK Home Office has not confirmed details.

The attempted crossings came on the day that official figures were published on immigration to the UK from the EU.

A Home Office spokeswoman said crossing the Channel in a small boat is a “huge risk” and “the criminal gangs who perpetuate this are ruthless and do not care about loss of life."

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