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Controversial ship, the Sea-Watch 3 should Italy leave

The Dutch-flagged hulpschip Sea-Watch 3 has been allowed to Italy to leave, reports the Italian coast guard on Friday.

The ship could beginning of February the Italian authorities in the port of Catania not to leave because of violation of the safety law and environmental law.

“The ship has been given permission to sail”, according to the coast guard. According to the service, the destination of the ship to the French port city of Marseille. Some of the problems are solved, while the other, according to the coast guard be addressed when the ship is in France, lands.

The Sea-Watch 3 was held after the dozens of migrants from the Mediterranean Sea, in Catania, of the board let go.

Rome sees action not as a rescue

The Italian government considers that the actions of the crew, which just off the Libyan coast of migrants at sea to be picked up, not as a rescue.

Rome states that it is with a journey of more than 500 kilometers to the north to a form of human trafficking. The German organisation in which the ship operates, shall, refugees in distress at sea rescue.

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