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Sea Viking: Nine-day standoff finishes as migrant ship permitted to dock in Sicily

The Sea Viking rescue ship brought 306 travelers and also evacuees to the Sicilian port of Augusta on Thursday mid-day.

It follows a nine-day standoff while the vessel waited in harsh seas to obtain a port of location from European authorities.

Team participants aboard the ship had actually claimed current rainstorms left travelers on the open deck saturated and also shuddering.

On Wednesday evening, two-metre high waves had actually shaken the charity rescue ship.

” The alleviation on the Sea Viking is inexpressible, the Italian authorities have actually notified us that the 306 shipwrecked individuals will certainly get off in Augusta,” the Europe Workplace of the International Federation of Red Cross and also Red Crescent Societies claimed in a tweet.

Prior to being designated to Augusta, the Sea Viking had actually likewise sent ask for disembarkation at Malta and also Libya.

The ship, which recently had actually taken 314 travelers onboard in 3 various procedures, cruised for days around Lampedusa however was relocating in between the island of Pelagie and also the south-east coastline of Sicily on Thursday.

A number of times, the NGO had actually explained the troubles of the scenario onboard.

” Dripping coverings, lacking rainfall sheets, the castaways babbling their teeth to the cold. The climate is still negative,” the NGO revealed on Wednesday.

Last weekend break, the Italian Shore Guard left a total amount of 8 travelers, consisting of those requiring clinical help and also their prompt member of the family, leaving 306 travelers aboard.

Since November 11, 57,479 travelers shown up in Italy this year by sea, according to the Italian Ministry of Inside.

That is virtually dual the number by the exact same day in 2020.

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