fishing boat: But Malta retorted that when Rome's maritime rescue co-ordinationcentre informed it about the vessel, the boat was already far closer to the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa than it was to Maltese shores, according to CTV. The Maltese interior ministry also said that persons aboard the vessel announced their intention to proceed to Lampedusa. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli had tweeted that Malta was obliged under maritime law to rescue the migrants since they were in the Maltese search-and-rescue area earlier on Friday and also provide the fishing boat with safe harbour. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who's leading the new populist's government campaign to keep more migrants from reaching Italian shores, was adamant that the boat wouldn't dock in any Italian port. We already have given, you understand. This boat cannot, must not arrive, Salvini tweeted. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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