Migrant rescue ship standoff in Mediterranean divides Europe
Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 2:53 PM Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 2:52 PM
Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP
This undated photo released on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows stranded migrants aboard a Italian Coast Guard boat as they are transferred from the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship to Italian ships to continue the journey to Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals.