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Mediterranean rescue charities disagree on whether to work in pandemic circumstances

Mediterranean rescue charities disagree on whether to work in pandemic circumstances

Two big migrant rescue charities operating in the Mediterranean have fallen out over whether to continue search and rescue missions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Doctors Without Borders fell out with SOS Mediteranee after bringing the Ocean Viking rescue ship into Marseille Port. 

Germany, Italy and Malta are also blamed for closing their ports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to rescue people.

Meanwhile, after a two-week ordeal at sea, 146 rescued refugees on board the German rescue ship Alan Kurdi were transferred to a larger ship.

The Italian Red Cross is now planning to bring them in quarantine on the ferry in the Sicilian port of Palermo for two weeks.

It is not yet known what happens to them after that.

Maritime Business World

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