Italy calls on UK to take responsibility for 141 people rescued by ship sailing under Gibraltar flag

By On August 13, 2018

Italy calls on UK to take responsibility for 141 people rescued by ship sailing under Gibraltar flag

Italy’s transport minister has called on the UK to take responsibility for 141 people rescued by a ship sailing under the flag of the British territory of Gibraltar.

Danilo Toninelli, the transport and infrastructure minister and a senior member of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), said via Twitter on Monday that the rescue was co-ordinated by the Libyan coast guard and the rescue ship was in Maltese waters, sailing under the flag of Gibraltar.

“At this point the United Kingdom assumes its responsibility for the safeguarding of the shipwrecks," he said.

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Source: Google News United Kingdom | Netizen 24 United Kingdom

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