Berlin/Rome (dpa) – Germany is able to settle for a few of the 64 migrants trapped on the rescue vessel Alan Kurdi, which has been prevented from coming into ports in Italy and Malta, German Inside Minister Horst Seehofer stated in Berlin on Friday.
Seehofer referred to as on different European Union member states to help. “It must be a joint motion,” he stated.
The Alan Kurdi, operated by the Regensburg-Germany primarily based group Sea-Eye, rescued the migrants off the Libyan coast earlier this week however has been unable to dock at a secure port.
Italy considers Germany to be obligated to behave, because the ship sails below a German flag.
The vessel, presently within the neighborhood of Italy’s Lampedusa island off the North African coast, is battling heavy seas based on its crew.
Seehofer expressed irritation at the truth that no sturdy EU answer to the issue of distributing migrants crossing the Mediterranean had been discovered.
“We’re nonetheless miles away from a European answer,” he stated. “The fee ought to grow to be far more lively right here.”