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On Sunday (July 7, 2019), the Maltese authorities banned a German humanitarian organization's "Alain Kurdi" vessel from entering its territorial waters after the Italian authorities earlier refused to dock the vessel carrying 65 migrants. A Maltese army spokesman warned the ship on Sunday from entering the territorial waters of Malta.

"They do not have a permit to enter Maltese territorial waters," a Maltese army spokesman told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

The ship belonging to the German relief organization "Sea-Eye" (CIA) carries migrants who sank their boat and were rescued off Libya on Friday. The ship "Alain Kurdi", named after the child of a Syrian refugee (3 years) sinking off the coast of Turkey in September 2015, anchored on the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, but was prevented by the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

"We can not wait until we are in a state of emergency, we have to know from now whether European governments support Italy's position," CNN wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday afternoon, the CNN reported on Twitter that three people on board Alan Cordy were under medical care because of their physical breakdown due to heat, adding that there was a dire need for medical help and a safe harbor for all rescued people.

At the same time, the Maltese armed forces announced the rescue of 50 migrants who were on board a rubber boat about to drown in the official rescue zone at sea. Migrants were taken to a military boat and were expected to arrive in Malta on Sunday evening.

Italy allowed 41 immigrants aboard the Alex, which was able to dock at the Italian port of Lampedusa, to leave at dawn on Sunday, while the ship "Alain Kurdi" headed to Malta.

(AFP)

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