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Drifting migrant boat in Mediterranean supplied with fuel but no rescue

Drifting migrant boat in Mediterranean supplied with fuel but no rescue

A merchant ship has supplied fuel and water to a boat with around 400 migrants on board which is in distress between Greece and Malta but Maltese authorities have ordered it not to conduct a rescue, German NGO Sea-Watch International said. The vessel, which departed from Tobruk in Libya amid a sharp rise of migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa, was reported to be adrift and taking on water by support service Alarm Phone early on Sunday. Alarm Phone said the boat was in the Maltese Search and Rescue area (SAR). Sea-Watch International, which located the boat with…
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