sea rescue

A migrant onboard the rescue vessel Open Arms looks towards the Italian coast on August 18, 2019 | Photo: EPA/Fransisco Gentico
There were several children among the migrants rescued by the Open Arms | Photo: Reuters/Juan Medina
The Ocean Viking is run by the SOS Mediterranee charity and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Friedel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hold a joint press conference in Rome on November 11th, 2019 | Photo: picture-alliance/NurPhoto/J. Landi
Migrants waiting on board NGO ship Ocean Viking to disembark, off the coast of Malta | Photo: EPA/Hannah Wallace Bowman/ Doctors Without Borders
Last June, the Sea-Watch was blocked at sea with 42 people aboard due to the "closed ports" policy of former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini | Photo: ANSA/TWITTER/SEA WATCH
A rubber dinghy carrying migrants rescued by German NGO Sea-Eye ship Alan Kurdi on October 26, 2019 | Photo: Reuters/Sea Eye/Julie Bourdin
Handout photo made available by German civil sea rescue organisation Sea-Eye, showing the Alan Kurdi vessel off the Libyan coast | Photo: EPA/FAB
Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese | Photo: ANSA/Angelo Carconi
The Alan Kurdi humantarian rescue ship off Libya | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
The 'Alan Kurdi' Sea-Eye rescue ship seen in June 2019 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Sea-Eye/F.Heinz
Migrants waiting on board NGO ship Ocean Viking to disembark, off the coast of Malta | Photo: EPA/Hannah Wallace Bowman/ Doctors Without Borders