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Italy impounds charity ship involved in at sea dispute with Libya

Italy impounds charity ship involved in at sea dispute with Libya

A German charity vessel was impounded by Italian authorities after it ran into a dispute with the Libyan coast guard over the rescue of as many as 100 migrants in international waters. Italy often temporarily blocks the operations of charity-operated rescue vessels based on a migration decree introduced last year by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's rightist government. The Humanity 1, operated by the SOS Humanity organisation, was blocked for 20 days in the southern port of Crotone, where it had docked on Monday bringing ashore 77 migrants it had picked up during the weekend. A spokesperson for SOS Humanity said the charity…
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