Open weapons: "It is impossible to reach Spain, to provide funds to governments" – "If an agreement has really been reached, it is imperative that Italy and Spain take responsibility for providing all necessary funds", Warns Open Arms. But that puts stakes. "With our boat 800 meters from the shores of Lampedusa, the European states are calling on a small NGO like ours to deal with 955 km and 3 days of shipping in adverse weather conditions, 107 people are exhausted and 19 volunteers have proved that they have been trying for more than 24 days to guarantee the rights that Europe is denying, "they emphasize.
The tug-of-war between the Italian government and the open arms – No, hence the hypothesis of being escorted by military ships from the Coast Guard to the Balearic Islands, because according to Oscar Camps and Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms we can "join certainly can not handle the situation on board ". The second hypothesis, namely the transfer of some of the crew members to military vessels while the rest remain on the Spanish boat, is also rejected by the NGO. There is a feeling that there is a tug-of-war between the Italian government, which wants to leave the territorial waters of Open Arms permanently, and the Spanish NGO, which could resume its mission on the Sicilian Channel with the transfer of the 107 castaways.
] Toninelli: "Ready to take shipwrecked people to Spain with a Coast Guard ship" – The proposal of the Infrastructure Minister finally arrives late Monday. "At this point we are taking another step forward: we are ready to take our coastguard to the Iberian port, which will show us all the migrants aboard the Open Arms," Danilo Toninelli writes on Facebook. However, Spain adds – first of all – a step forward and immediately takes its flag from the NGO ship. "
The Open Arms Proposals – Toninelli's proposal seems to fulfill the options assessed by the NGO. For Open Arms, the Castaways can be reloaded either by plane or by scheduled ferry. "To give these people dignity, they could take them to Catania and fly from there by plane to Madrid – the idea of Camps and Gatti – Renting a boat for 200 people costs 240 euros per passenger." The Aquarius solution, Last year, for a Coast Guard ship, it cost 250 thousand euros, while spending on the other ship was not even known. "
EU:" Work together to find a quick fix " – The Commission spokesman addresses the parties European Natasha Bertaud: "We urge Member States and NGOs to work together to find a solution that works and allows people to disembark immediately." Bertaud also stressed that Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, in his contacts with the Member States in recent days, also raised the question of Ocean Viking, the Norwegian ship with 356 shipwrecks that traveled for days between Malta and Lampedusa.
Lampedusa Hotspot – Meanwhile, on Monday morning, three minors escorted by the police drove 24 minors, all men who had dropped out of the open arms, onto the Sansovino ship Siremar, heading for Porto Empedocle , 13 other migrants have risen up the ship, including Hikma, the 18-year-old Ethiopian, who reports on the violence he has suffered in Libyan prisons for three years. But when 37 leave the hotspot, the same number has arrived: they are the migrants intercepted by the Guardia di Finanza in three different operations. Currently there are 118 people in the hotspot.