European countries came to an agreement on how to take the migrants on Board the ship Ocean Viking. On Friday, August 23, with reference to the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat said the Agency France-Presse.
All aboard — 356 rescued from the Libyan coast. The ship, which belongs to humanitarian organizations SOS Méditerranée and “Doctors without borders”, is located outside the territorial waters of Malta. Despite this, migrants will arrive the ships of the Navy of Malta and bring them to the land. None of the passengers Viking Ocean will not remain in the territory of Malta — they will be forwarded to France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg and Romania. This country agreed with the European Commission.
Agence France-Presse, with reference to the head of the French Ministry of the interior Christoph Castaneda reports that France was ready to make from 150 to 365 all migrants in “solidarity”. Recall that France also will be sent to 40 migrants from a Spanish ship Open Arms, landed on the shores of Italy after 19 days at sea.
Representatives of the coordination center for the rescue operation of passengers Viking Ocean welcomed this decision and noted that waiting for the Maltese authorities for information on how to pass the evacuation.