Aquarius rescue ship arrives in Malta with 141 migrants

Valletta, Malta Published: Aug 15, 2018, 06:13 PM(IST)

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The Aquarius rescue ship docked in Malta on Wednesday after five EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.

The ship, chartered by NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, arrived in the Maltese port of Valletta shortly after 2 pm (1200 GMT) after having to wait several days at sea due to countries refusing access to their ports.

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