German vessel Sea-Watch 3 has been anchored off the Italian island of Lampedusa since Wednesday — but Italy’s hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has prohibited its 42 rescued migrants, including three children, from disembarking. They were saved two weeks ago, and the ship’s captain, Carola Rackete, said that many passengers are exhausted and need to reach shore.
What happens next? A delegation of Italian lawmakers has boarded the vessel and vowed not to leave until the migrants reach shore, while Salvini has threatened to seize the ship and arrest its crew.
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