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The Ocean Viking is run by the SOS Mediterranee charity and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Friedel
The Maltese coast guard patrols waters in the southern Mediterranean in search for shipwrecked migrants | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Azzopardi
A baby is being lifted onto the Ocean Viking during the rescue operations | Photo: picture-alliance/AP/R. Brito
A boat with 21 Tunisians aboard arrives amid tourists on Lampedusa's Conigli Island beach, September 14, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/Concetta Rizzo
The Ocean Viking can hold a maximum of 100 rescued migrants | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa
A Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg | Photo: EPA/Patrick Seeger
A picture of German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer from the Bavarian Christian Party CSU | Photo: Picture-alliance / dpa/ M. Müller
European operation Sophia has been rescuing fewer migrants since its ships were halted | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/G.Lami
The Nigerian woman and her husband were airlifted off the rescue boat | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/dpa
Sea-Eye's "Alan Kurdi" search and rescue vessel | Photo: Sea Eye/Fabian Heinz
The Ocean Viking is run by the SOS Mediterranee charity and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Friedel
The Ocean Viking migrant ship picks up 80 people from a rubber dinghy off Libya | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photos/SOS Mediterranee