The 27 migrants, who had been on a Danish freighter for more than a month and rescued them in Mediterranean waters on August 5th, were transferred this Friday to the “Mare Jonio”, which is operated by the non-governmental organization Mediterranea Saving Humans.
“The ‘Mare Jonio’ has completed the transfer of 27 people on board who were in the ‘Etienne’ operated by Maers Tankers for 38 days,” said the NGO through its account on the social network Twitter.
“Our medical team has determined that they are in poor mental and physical condition that has made it impossible for them to continue in the oil tanker,” he added. The Danish company has also confirmed the transfer of migrants on board the ‘Mare Jonio’.
The NGO has also indicated that the Maltese authorities have refused their request for a safe harbor to be allocated for these people to disembark. “Malta again violates international laws and human rights,” he criticized.
The transfer of the migrants took place on September 6th, three of them jumped from the ship into the waters of the Mediterranean due to their desperate situation, although they were rescued and brought back on board.