The sea rescue ship “Sea-Eye 4” received permission this Sunday to dock in the Sicilian port of Trapani after spending several days in the Mediterranean with more than 800 migrants rescued from its rescue operations in recent weeks.
“We are relieved and happy that the people are finally landing in a safe haven,” said the chairman of the NGO Sea-Eye, operator of the ship, Gorden Isler.
The ship is scheduled to arrive in Trapani this afternoon after waiting for several days. With this in mind, Isler sharply criticized the attitude of the Maltese authorities, who he accused of not even responding to the ship’s calls for help.
Half of the rescued migrants were in an overcrowded driftwood boat with important waterways. These include more than 200 minors and five pregnant women.