Migrant rescue ship allowed to dock in France after Italy’s refusal

Source: euronews [EU]

“France’s government has granted a safe port to the Ocean Viking rescue vessel carrying 234 migrants. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said France would welcome the ship’s passengers at the military port in the city of Toulon on Friday. The Norwegian-flagged vessel — operated by the NGO SOS Méditerranée — has been at sea for nearly three weeks. Italy had refused to allow the migrants to disembark on Italian territory, sparking a dispute with Paris. Darmanin said the 230 passengers on board the Ocean Viking subsequently would be divided among France, Germany and other European countries.” (11/10/22)