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Charity ship carrying 141 migrants finally docks in Malta

Charity ship carrying 141 migrants finally docks in Malta

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<p>The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbour in Malta on Wednesday to disembark 141 migrants. This ends a five-day tug-of-war between European Union countries which had banned the vessel from docking in several ports. </p> <p>The ship, run by the Franco-German charity <span class="caps">SOS</span> Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (<span class="caps">MSF</span>), was allowed in after France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain agreed on Tuesday to take in the migrants, who were rescued off the coast of Libya. </p> <p>The EU countries will also take some of a group of 114 migrants rescued by the Maltese armed forces and brought to Malta on Monday.</p> <p>The row was the latest tussle highlighting how politically fraught the issue of coping with seaborne migrants remains despite a migration deal agreed on by EU leaders at a summit in June. </p> <p><strong>Reuters</strong></p>
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